Monday, 22 July, 2019
Forecasts for Ireland
TRENDS for the week of 22 to 28 July
-- Temperatures will average 2 to 4 deg above normal, but the first three days will produce most of the warmth, it will be near normal after mid-week.
-- Rainfall will average 25 to 50 per cent above normal, much of this will fall on Thursday.
-- Sunshine will average 60 to 80 per cent of normal values, possibly near normal in parts of the southeast, cloudier in Connacht and Ulster.
TODAY will be very warm and humid with blustery south to southwest winds 50 to 80 km/hr near some coasts, 30 to 50 km/hr inland. Highs will reach 24 or 25 C away from south and west coasts which will have some persistent low cloud and perhaps drizzle, temperatures about 19 or 20 C.
TONIGHT will be muggy and partly cloudy with lows only falling to 17 C on average.
TUESDAY will be partly cloudy, very warm and humid with highs 24 or 25 C, except closer to 20 C near south coast. Some showers may brush parts of the west coast and start to move further inland by evening.
WEDNESDAY will see some morning showers followed by sunny intervals, still quite warm with lows near 16 C and highs of about 22 or 23 C, winds not quite as blustery but moderate south to southwest at times. Rainfalls of about 5 mm likely.
THURSDAY will see frequent showers, some heavy with thunder possible, and 20-40 mm rainfalls, temperatures steady 17 to 19 C.
FRIDAY will bring gradual clearing with rain tapering to showers in the north during the morning, then isolated scattered showers later on in more of a westerly wind 40 to 60 km/hr, lows near 12 C and highs near 17 C.
SATURDAY will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and highs near 19 C.
SUNDAY and MONDAY will continue the trend of near normal temperatures and isolated showers.
My local weather was sunny start to finish with highs near 28 C. Severe heat and humidity (DC was 37 C, felt like 45 C, NYC and BOS about the same) continued in the eastern U.S. followed by widespread gusty thunderstorms, but a more organized area of heavy rainfall will move from current location in Missouri towards the Ohio valley and then the mid-Atlantic states in the next two days, bringing some flash flooding and ending the heat wave for the time being.