Wednesday, 21 August, 2019
Forecasts for Ireland
TRENDS for the week of 21 to 27 August, 2019
-- Temperatures will average 2 to 3 deg above normal values, peaking around Friday and Saturday.
-- Rainfall will average 50 to 75 per cent of normal, but most of that will fall later today, and the rest of the interval will become quite dry.
-- Sunshine will average a little above normal, up to 35% in some parts of the south and midlands.
TODAY will become windy and rain will move in quickly for western, central and northern counties, appearing by afternoon in the south and east. Amounts will vary from 20-25 mm in west-central counties, to 5-10 mm in the southeast. Winds south to southwest 50 to 80 km/hr by mid-day, easing slowly by late afternoon. Highs 17 to 20 C.
TONIGHT will have further intervals of light rain or drizzle in the east, slowly clearing in the west. Moderate southwest winds at times, with lows around 12 C.
THURSDAY will see partly cloudy, hazy and warm conditions in most areas, trending more to overcast with occasional light rain in the north. Highs 22-24 C for most, 18 C near some coasts and in the north.
FRIDAY will be hazy and warm with lows near 14 C (8-10 C inland south) and highs near 24 C inland from somewhat cooler west and south coasts.
SATURDAY will continue hazy and warm with a slight chance of isolated showers in west Munster by late in the day. Lows near 14 C and highs near 24 C.
SUNDAY will turn slightly cooler with mixture of cloud and sun, lows near 13 C and highs near 21 C, and a slight chance of isolated showers in the north.
MONDAY and TUESDAY of next week should see a return to hazy, warm conditions with highs near 24 C again.
The outlook for mid-week into the end of the month is somewhat uncertain but the warmer weather may hold on in parts of the south and east, with a gradual trend towards breezy and slightly more unsettled weather further north.
My local weather on Tuesday was sunny with increasing high cloud, and very warm, highs near 30 C.