Originally Posted by NIMAN
Could someone clarify what temps Met.ie predict as guides for each day?
I always assumed it was shade temps, isn't that how it's done?
It's just that they are saying it will get to 20c where I am in north Donegal today. But I'm already sitting outside in nothing but a pair of shorts at 1030 and it is roasting. I can only imagine how hot it'll be at 3 or 4 after it builds.
Then it has 12c for tomorrow, a massive drop off.
It's always shade temperature, in that it's a sensor shaded in a Stevenson Screen but which itself is out in an open grass area. It's only measuring the temperature of the air
. The temperature you feel on your skin in sunshine is not the same thing at all. Objects heat up when exposed to the sun (try sitting down on a dark deck chair after it's been sitting unoccupied under the sun), but that has nothing got to do with reported air temperature.
I saw someone posting an image of a mercury thermometer sitting on a sunny ledge in their garden and it was reading 42 degrees. They tried to claim it was 42 degrees in their garden. If that's the case it was 70 degrees in my driveway the other day when the bonnet of my car almost burnt my hand...