Saturday, 6 June, 2009
TODAY will become wet in most districts with showers evolving into longer periods of rain by late morning and afternoon. Winds will pick up to NE 20-35 mph with some higher gusts near northern coastlines. Highest temperatures will only be 12 to 14 C in most cases. Rainfalls of about 20-30 mms are possible especially through central districts then southern parts later.
TONIGHT will continue damp, the rain may taper to drizzle in some central and northern, western locations but a steady rain may continue in the southeast. Lows will be about 5 to 7 C and winds NNE 20-30 mph.
SUNDAY will bring slight improvements especially in western and some northern counties, where the sun could break through the heavy low overcast at times. Further east it may remain overcast all day with occasional showers, but to the west any showers are likely to be briefly heavy and could bring a rumble of thunder with them. Highs will reach about 16 C.
MONDAY will also be cloudy with scattered showers or outbreaks of rain at times, with highs near 15 C.
THE REST OF NEXT WEEK is looking rather wet with frequent frontal bands of rain moving up from the southwest across Ireland. Hopefully this pattern will eventually shift far enough north to allow warmer air into the southeast and allow for some thunderstorm development (to give the weather crew something interesting to watch).
If anyone feels like updating this during the day, be my guest, I expect to be away from the internet for most of Saturday.