Wednesday, 4 September, 2019
Forecasts for Ireland
TRENDS for the week of 4 to 10 September, 2019
-- Temperatures will be near normal values.
-- Rainfall will be 25 to 50 per cent of normal, driest in parts of the east and south.
-- Sunshine will be near normal, to slightly above normal in parts of the east.
TODAY will be breezy and cool with a few passing showers, some of which may contain hail or thunder by afternoon, those most likely in north Connacht and west Ulster. Winds northwest 40 to 70 km/hr and even higher gusts possible in west Ulster by mid-day. Highs only around 14 C in the north, 17 C near south coast and 16 C around Dublin.
TONIGHT will be clearing and cool with lows 4 to 8 C.
THURSDAY will become partly cloudy with more cloud in the north at times, followed by outbreaks of light rain by evening mostly in the northwest. A bit warmer again with highs 18 to 20 C. Rather breezy at times from a westerly direction.
FRIDAY will be partly cloudy to overcast with occasional showers in the morning, and a slow clearing trend later, winds moderating during the day. Lows 8 to 10 C and highs 16 to 18 C.
SATURDAY looks pleasant with sunny intervals and light winds, lows near 7 C and highs near 19 C.
SUNDAY will start out with sunshine but clouds will increase by afternoon followed by a brief interval of rain, highs near 20 C.
NEXT WEEK looks rather similar in the sequence of weather to this week, although perhaps with less variation from cool to warm temperatures. At some point, we may be dealing with strong winds from any remnant of Hurricane Dorian reaching the north central Atlantic, but it may be a rather indirect sequence with a new low forming along the cold front of that particular disturbance. It may not be overly energetic so at this point no concern about damaging gusts or heavy rainfalls.
My local weather on Tuesday was sunny and very warm with highs near 30 C. It has recently clouded over with thunderstorms to our west on radar. Dorian is now reduced to about a cat-2 hurricane east of central Florida with tropical storm force winds reaching parts of the east coast of Florida and bands of rather heavy rainfall. This will be the outcome all up the east coast eventually but a landfall could eventually happen either in North Carolina or more likely in eastern Canada.