Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Forecasts for Ireland
TRENDS for the week of 19 to 25 September, 2019
-- Temperatures will average 2 deg above normal, but after Saturday closer to normal values (which by then would be highs near 17 C and lows around 7 C).
-- Rainfall will average near normal, but this will fall mainly during the period Sunday to Tuesday.
-- Sunshine will also average near normal, with generous amounts today and Friday, then more cloudy than average.
TODAY will be sunny, except for some persistent fog or low cloud in a few parts of the northwest, with a bit of high cloud at times, hazy and warm for most with highs 19 to 22 C.
TONIGHT will be clear and mild with a few fog patches in valleys, lows 6 to 10 C.
FRIDAY will continue hazy and warm with highs 19 to 23 C. Winds light and variable at first may become moderate southerly especially near the west coast.
SATURDAY will see the breakdown of this fine spell of weather, with increasing cloud and outbreaks of light rain, more persistent in the southwest but occasionally appearing in most other parts of the country. It will stay warm for one more day, lows near 13 C and highs in the range 19 to 22 C. Moderate southerly winds will replace the calm conditions.
SUNDAY will bring intervals of rain, 5 to 15 mm possible, with gradual clearing later in the afternoon and evening. Fresher and breezy, with lows near 12 C and highs near 17 C.
MONDAY will have some partly cloudy intervals and some outbreaks of light rain, blustery southwest winds at times, highs near 17 C.
TUESDAY will be mostly cloudy with showers and highs near 16 C.
OUTLOOK calls for further showers mid-week, rather cool by then, followed by a slow clearing trend for a day or two, and renewed bouts of rain and moderate to strong winds by about the weekend of 28th-29th.
Humberto lashed Bermuda last night with outer bands of its strong winds, at its core a cat-3 hurricane but Bermuda had more like cat-1 to occasional cat-2 conditions, things are settling down now as the large storm heads off northeast towards eastern Canada, where it seems likely to stall just before a landfall with a turn to a more easterly direction. Some remnants of Humberto will be involved in the mid-week weather over Ireland but by then just a ghost of the current system. Jerry meanwhile is almost at hurricane strength well to the east of the Windward Islands.