Saturday, 20 June, 2015
Forecasts for Ireland
TODAY ... Cloudy this morning in most parts, a few light showers, then partly cloudy around mid-day and through the afternoon, still rather humid with highs near 20 C south, 17 C north.
TONIGHT ... A few showers developing in moderate westerly winds, lows about 8-10 C.
SUNDAY ... Intervals of cloud and sunshine, passing showers, slightly cooler in west to northwest breezes 30-50 km/hr. Highs 15-18 C.
MONDAY ... Early morning periods of rain across Munster should fade around mid-day, partly cloudy elsewhere with isolated showers, winds becoming more northerly and somewhat on the cool side with lows 8-10 C and highs 14-17 C.
TUESDAY ... Partial clearing, lows 7-9 C and highs 17-20 C.
WEDNESDAY ... Increasing cloud, possible showers or periods of light rain across some western regions, lows 6-9 C and highs 17-20 C.
THURSDAY ... Cloudy with a few showers, lows 7-10 C and highs 16-19 C.
FRIDAY ... Periods of rain or showers, lows 10-12 C and highs 17-20 C, high humidity levels in a southerly to southwesterly breeze.
FURTHER OUTLOOK ... Near the end of June it may become just a bit warmer and another dry spell may develop. Current charts suggest highs near 22 C with potential for 24 C in a few places.
This rather bland weather outlook will be similar for Britain. Across North America, many places are running warmer than average while the remnants of "Bill" (they track him still) have reached Kentucky and Ohio where 25-50 mm rainfalls are still possible as Bill brought a full load with him, apparently. By contrast, we are having the driest June I can remember around the west coast and even today's passing shower clouds which looked promising managed to drop only a few sprinkles of trace amounts of rain, with highs near 23 C. If you're watching the U.S. Open Golf expect two very sunny and warm days over the weekend with a stronger breeze by Sunday blowing down the hills -- should make for a rather wild finish.