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20-07-2009, 23:28   #181
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UPDATE _ Monday, 2330h
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Rain soon to move into south coastal counties, but expect the strongest winds east of Cork to around Wicklow in coastal southeast Ireland.

Just to keep up the alternative universe stuff, I have been coping with too much sun and heat here, feels like 32 C outside, a fair amount of higher cloud but sun beating down through it all. Very little breeze either. Humidity is quite low, about 30%.
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21-07-2009, 00:10   #182
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Lucky you M.T.! You can always drink Canada Dry if it gets too hot!!
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21-07-2009, 06:22   #183
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TODAY will be wet to start almost everywhere in Ireland, and improvement will be gradual at best, but by afternoon there could be some sunshine in the southwest. The moderate to heavy rain (with some potential for thunder in the southeast) already falling should taper off to somewhat lighter rain or drizzle by mid-day, but a few heavier thundershowers are possible once that happens, so there could be a second round of heavier rain. Winds are rising this morning and may reach 25-35 mph near the southeast coasts, but the west coast will see rather light winds and inland it won't be too windy either. Highs today will reach about 18 C for most, perhaps 20 C in some inland parts of the southwest. Rainfalls today should average 20-30 mms. There could be some flooding in counties near Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford.

TONIGHT will be breezy and mild and there could be one or two heavy showers or thundershowers around, but fog may be the more widespread problem for travellers. Lows will be 12 to 14 C and winds will average SSW 10-20 mph with some higher gusts.

WEDNESDAY will be partly cloudy and rather warm with potential for heavy showers or thunderstorms especially in west-central regions towards Ulster. Highs will be about 20-22 C and winds will average 15-20 mph from the SW.

THURSDAY will be mostly cloudy with showers or longer periods of rain, lows near 13 C and highs near 18 C.

FRIDAY will become breezy and partly cloudy as somewhat cooler air moves in. The temperature range will be 10 to 16 C on average.

SATURDAY is looking fairly good from this distance, partly cloudy with showers mainly in the northwest towards Ulster. Highs may be close to 20 C again.

SUNDAY is looking windy and possibly quite showery, with highs near 19 C.

NEXT WEEK does look a bit warmer on average, and although no heat waves are indicated, there is some room for change that does not rule out a significant warm spell before July ends.

As I may be away on holiday for about a week, your daily forecasts may be provided by one or two other forum members, and I'll let you know what kind of weather we had here at the end of the week away, but it is looking like a hot, dry spell ahead for us.
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21-07-2009, 10:19   #184
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21-07-2009, 12:58   #185
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Rain has pushed well to the north and with some sunny intervals across the south and eventually central counties this afternoon, highs could now reach perhaps 22 C in some parts. Watch for possible development of heavier showers or local thundershowers from about inland county Kerry to perhaps Laois in the south this afternoon.
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It's Windy but sunny here in North Tipperary at the moment after the haevy rain this morning. Making for a nice day. Enjoy the break M.T look forward to your forecasts after your holidays.
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21-07-2009, 19:30   #187
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Thanks to all, I will probably post again your time 0500 but then you may find other contributors here, if I succeed in finding anyone who is not also taking their holidays this week.

It appears that Galway is the lucky winner (again) of the heavy shower sweepstakes. There are a few other clusters of fairly heavy showers around the southern counties, but the east is looking reasonably dry for the evening.

Anyone reading this who would like to make a few forecasts now to about 29 July, give me a shout. I will post a general appeal too. Not that anything terrible will happen if the thread goes quiet for a week, I'm looking forward to a break of course, but in terms of forecasting, the more interesting weather is yet to come, with the autumn storm season (or has that already started, they ask?) ... oh yes, by the way, sunny and very hot here, could see a max near 33 C at my location and towards 38-40 C in the interior of B.C. where forest fires have become a big issue (contained at the moment thanks to the light winds past two days).
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Briefly, TODAY will start out partly cloudy and dry for most, but heavy showers and the odd thundershower may develop in the afternoon especially west and north, highs 20 - 22 C.

TONIGHT cloudy with clear periods, lows near 11 C.

THURSDAY cloudy with showers, periods of rain developing, highs 17-19 C.

FRIDAY, partly cloudy, breezy, cooler, 17 C.

SATURDAY, pleasant, some sun, highs near 19 C.

SUNDAY, rain spreading across most regions, heavy at times west, 18 C.

Back in about a week, gone fishing.
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22-07-2009, 18:05   #189
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I will be doing the daily updates in place of MT whilst he is on his holidays. BB will also be absent for the next week. Bare in mind days 4 and 5 always carry a health warning!

UPDATE Wednesday 22nd

Showers in the East and Northeast dieing out this evening and early tonight to leave a mostly dry night. Temperatures 10 - 14C.


Tomorrow, Thursday 23rd

Dry morning in the East -Widespread showers, some heavy with scattered thunderstorms in the West and South becoming widespread late morning, early afternoon. Most will be slow moving and heavy with local downpours. Showers dieing out later tomorrow evening. Temperatures ranging 16 - 19C.

Becoming dry and clear again tomorrow night but cooler - minimum temperatures 7 - 9C. Light Southwesterly Wind.

Friday 24th

Scattered showers though good sunny spells aswell. Showers lighter and not as frequent as Thursday. Gentle Northwesterly wind. Temperatures 14 - 18C. Warmest in the South. Dry overnight.

Saturday 25th

Bright start and a mostly dry and fine day but cloud increasing from the West with light rain there by evening. Temperatures up a bit 17 - 20C. Southerly winds picking up strength through the day with gales possible in the Southwest by evening.

Rain becoming widespread, persistent and heavy on Saturday night and becoming increasingly windy. Temperatures probrably no lower then 12 or 13C

Sunday

Heavy and persistent rain. Some local flooding possible. Temp 15 - 18C. Strong or Gale force westerly winds nationwide - very autuminal.

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UPDATE Thursday 23rd

Heavy showers and thunderstorms, particularly in the Eastern half of the country, continuing this evening but dieing out early tonight to leave a mostly dry and calm night. Minimum temperatures 8 - 10C.


Tomorrow, Friday 24th

Starting dry. Convection getting going in the afternoon with some sharp showers in the midlands and east. The west will have a dryer day with good sunny spells. Dieing out again tomorrow evening to leave a dry night..

Temperatures 16 - 18C.

Saturday 25th

A mostly dry day with just the odd scattered shower but cloud increasing from the Southwest through the day. Winds picking up in the evening in the south and west. Temperatures 16 - 18C.

Saturday night will see rain crossing the country. Persistent and heavy with strong or gale force southwesterly winds. A clearence will follow during Sunday morning. A muggy night. Temperatures no lower then 13 - 15C.

Sunday 26th

Rain at first clearing through the morning to leave a dry day with just a couple of showers in the northwest. It will be generally cloudy with just a few bright spells now and again. Winds easing through the day. Max temperatures 14 - 17C.


Monday

Mostly dry apart from some showers in the west and north. Fresh westerly wind. Max temperatures 14 - 17C.
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Update Saturday 25th

A dry evening with cloud increasing from the West. Rain will spread across the country tonight. Mostly moderate but the odd heavy burst aswell. Winds also strengthening possibly reaching gale force in the west and north west later. Temperatures overnight 11 - 13C.

Sunday 26th


Rain clearing eastward in the morning to leave a day with sunny spells and occasional, mostly light showers. Some heavier showers in the northwest may merge to give a longer period of rain here. Mostly dry elsewhere. Winds moderate Southwesterly. Temps 16 - 19C. Some scattered light showers continuing Sunday night but mostly dry.

Monday 27th

Good dry and bright intervals but occasional mostly light showers. Light to moderate westerly wind. Max temperature 18C.

Tuesday 28th

A repeat of Monday really. Sunny intervals and showers. However heavy rain will push into the southwest by evening moving countrywide overnight. Strengthening southwest wind. Wet and windy overnight. Max Temperatures 16 - 18C.

Wednesday 29th

Sunny spells and heavy showers with local downpours and thunder. Strong westerly wind will take the edge off the temperatures. Max 14 - 16C.

Typical Irish summer weather really...No sign of things settling down for the forseeable future.
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Update Tuesday 28th

Rain gradually clearing from the Northwest this evening. Becoming mostly dry overnight but rain continuing in the Southeast corner. Min temperatures tonight 8 - 12C. Light southwesterly winds.

Tomorrow Wednesday

Starting dry but showery outbreaks of rain with thundertorms, especially in the East, South, and Midlands developing through the day. These could be intense in the evening with a risk of flash flooding. Showers elsewhere but probrably not as heavy.

Light westerly wind. Max temps 17C.

Showers or longer spells of rain dying away tomorrow night to leave a mostly dry night with clear spells and light winds. Min 7 - 9C.

Thursday

Some scattered light showers mainly in the west. Dry for the most part. Cloud increasing from the southwest through the day. Max temperatures 15 - 17C.

Thursday night will see rain spread across the country from the southwest. Mostly light to moderate rain. A strengthening southerly wind. Gales in the southwest. Min 9 - 11C.

Friday

A wet, dull day. Rain turning heavy through Friday but gradually clearing Eastward through the evening. The main story will be the wind - strong or gale force westerly winds especially in the West and Northwest. Could be very rough on Northwest coastal waters during Friday evening.

Max just 12 - 14C.

Turning dry overnight but strong westerly winds persisting in the North of the country. Min 8 - 11C.

Saturday

Saturday looks like being a dry and bright day with variable cloud and light westerly breeze. A good day overall. Max 16 or 17C.
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Hello, I just popped in to say thanks to Darkman2 for taking on the forecasting for the past week ... we have had some extreme heat here in British Columbia with highs the past few days up around 35 C, even higher in a few spots, and not the usual low humidity we get with our heat waves, but dew points close to 20 C.

This is all contributing to our decision to add on a few more days of "time away" because the heat is more tolerable near a cool mountain lake than in the city where we live. Just happened to have access to the internet "tonight" (it is past midnight but still about 27 C outside). I have not been following the weather you've been having, but I did scroll through the forecasts, and it seems that we should be sharing this heat a little more fairly.

At least, I am in favour of this and will have a word with the weather gods if they materialize at any point, possibly we could do a trade or at least a blend.

So, if Darkman2 wouldn't mind holding the fort for a couple more days, I hope to have something posted for the weekend. -- MTC
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Hello again, I am just getting my head back into the question of Irish weather, and if I feel up to the task I may put a forecast up around 0600, unless I find one here anyway.

We have had quite an event here in British Columbia with some all-time, not just daily or even monthly but all the data on record, temperatures exceeded yesterday (Wed 29th) such as 34 C at Vancouver airport, which is closer to the water than most of the city, 38 C at a suburban Vancouver station and 41 C at a place far up the coast from Vancouver called Bella Coola, where I'm sure a cooler would have gone down very nicely (their record over a century previous was 38 C).

Today has been a couple of degrees cooler because there's a slight movement inland of the marine layer but I can't really call it a sea-breeze. Anyway, I am not right in the middle of this myself as we are some distance off to the east, it has been pretty hot here as well but we are up higher and it is more normal to see temperatures in the 30s in any case.

At any rate, I'm sure a little of this would go over well for a rainy, cloudy summer in Ireland but believe me, you're better off with what you've got, this is way too hot for most people, it's not like further east where many have air conditioning, quite often you would only need that here on two or three days a summer, but this has been more than a week of extreme heat now.

Anyway, will be back with a forecast of some sort if I can get back on the computer here this evening. In any case, will be back home by the weekend, so normal service should resume. Thanks again to Darkman2.
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