Wednesday, 9 June, 2021
Forecasts for Ireland
TRENDS for the week of 9 to 15 June, 2021 --
-- Temperatures will average 1 to 3 deg above normal, the higher values likely to be in Leinster and east Ulster, midlands and east Munster, also more of an anomaly for overnight lows which may be 3 to 5 above normal.
-- Rainfalls will average only 25 per cent of normal in parts of the west and southwest, also into Ulster, with even lower values likely for the east and southeast, some parts of the midlands.
-- Sunshine will vary from only 50 per cent of normal in the west and north, also near the south coast, to closer to normal totals in the east and parts of the midlands.
-- Winds will be generally moderate south to southwest, although in the lower end of the moderate range most of the time.
TODAY will be mostly cloudy with a few brighter intervals, rather warm and muggy, with a few more outbreaks of light rain more frequent across the south this morning and at times in the west and north by mid-day and afternoon. Amounts will be generally 2 to 5 mm in these areas, and trace to 2 mm in other regions. Highs 15 to 17 C in the cloudier west and south, northwest; 18 to 22 C in the midlands and east. Winds south to southwest 30-50 km/hr.
TONIGHT will be overcast with drizzle at times, rather warm and humid, lows 13 to 17 C.
THURSDAY will also be rather cloudy but with slightly longer bright spells or sunny intervals in the same parts of the country as today, with probably fewer outbreaks of light rain as well. Highs generally 19 to 23 C.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY will continue this slow clearing trend with the widespread cloud becoming a bit less uniform each day leading to some quite prolonged sunny breaks in the east and some sunny intervals in previously cloudy areas further west also. Temperatures will continue a slow rise with highs by Friday 20 to 24 C and by Saturday into the 21 to 25 C range. Nights will continue quite warm with lows 13 to 17 C. Winds will start to pick up slightly each day and may reach 40 to 70 km/hr in exposed coastal areas.
By SUNDAY there may be some showers back in the picture at least for parts of the north and west, but it will remain quite warm especially in the southeast with highs once again 21 to 25 C.
MONDAY will be partly cloudy to overcast with fresher westerly winds and highs 15 to 20 C. Some showers may continue in the north and west.
By TUESDAY (15th) a larger change in the weather pattern will begin as cooler air arrives, and possibly rather gusty southwest to west winds, with more widespread showers advancing gradually further east. Highs around 18 C.
From next Wednesday (16th) on, the pattern may become quite a bit cooler with highs only 15 to 18 C and more frequent outbreaks of light rain, with winds sometimes rather gusty from the west to northwest.
My local weather on Tuesday was partly cloudy and a bit warmer than recent days with highs near 20 C.