Sunday, 9 June, 2019
Forecasts for Ireland
TRENDS for the week of 9 to 15 June, 2019 ...
-- Temperatures will average 1.5 to 2.5 deg below normal.
-- Rainfall will average near normal values but will be fairly persistent at times giving the appearance of wetter than average conditions.
-- Sunshine will average about two thirds of normal values, more like 4 hours a day than the average of six.
TODAY will be partly cloudy with more widespread breaks in the overcast this morning, and moderate west backing to southwest breezes; eventually some rather heavy showers are likely with a few isolated thundershowers possible in west Munster. Highs about 15 C. Rainfalls generally 2 to 5 mm but locally 5 to 15 mm inland west Munster to south Leinster by late afternoon.
TONIGHT will bring gradual clearing skies but chilly with lows 2 to 6 C.
MONDAY will see a mixture of cloud and sunshine with showers spreading gradually inland from west coast, some heavier isolated showers or thunderstorms, but also some longer dry intervals possible in parts of central to northern counties. Highs near 17 C.
TUESDAY to THURSDAY will likely be rather cloudy with some outbreaks of light rain more likely in Ulster and parts of north Leinster, midlands and east Connacht. Winds will set up from the northeast and will sometimes be rather gusty near the east coast. Highs will range from about 14 C in the east to 17 C in the west, and overnight lows will be around 8 C.
FRIDAY to SUNDAY will continue unsettled but with a more westerly flow and showers then more likely to be persistent or heavy in western counties to midlands. Highs about 15 or 16 C.
The longer term trends are not overly encouraging on today's guidance which suggests that the cool and showery pattern will continue well into June.
My local weather on Saturday was overcast, with persistent light rain and a few brief intervals of soft hail mixed in, and very cool (my elevation here is over 1,000 metres so when it's cool and unsettled, we run several degrees colder than surrounding valleys which were reporting 17-19 C, more like 10-12 C here). Skies are expected to clear gradually on Sunday leading to a warmer spell.