Met Éireann confirm DRAMATIC change in weather - BUT it's not all bad news

11th Jul 18 | News

Don't be too disappointed...

Ireland's glorious heatwave is coming to an end, with Met Éireann warning that it will “not be as dry or warm” as it has been in recent weeks over the next couple of days.

A Met Eireann spokesperson said:

“There will be some showers for the rest of this week but good dry and warm periods as well.

But not as dry or warm than in recent weeks.”

However, it's not all bad news. If you have already made plans for the weekend then you are in luck as temperatures are set to peak AGAIN at the weekend. 

According to the national forecaser. conditions will be mostly dry and warm. Some weak weather fronts will affect the country at times over the period, but amounts of rain will be small, so the drought conditions will persist. 

Thursday night: Largely dry. Mild and close, with lowest temperatures of 10 to 12 C., over the northern half of the country, but values of 13 to 15 C., elsewhere. 

Friday: Warm and fairly sunny, but some cloudy periods at times too. A few showers may develop across the south of the country during the afternoon, but rainfall amounts are expected to be quite small with most places dry. Highs of 20 to 25 degrees. Close and humid overnight with lowest temperatures of 12 to 15 C. Dry apart from coastal drizzle in the northwest towards dawn. 

Saturday: Warm, with temperatures in the low to mid twenties generally, but some Atlantic coastal areas will have values of 17 to 20 C. Some hazy sunshine in most areas - best in the eastern half of the country. Becoming rather cloudy and misty in Atlantic coastal counties, with a little light drizzle at times in the morning.
Light to moderate south to southwest breezes may be fresh at times in the northwest. Some drizzle along the Atlantic Seaboard overnight but dry elsewhere and turning misty. Mild and close with lows of 11 to 15 C. 

Sunday: Remaining warm and sunny on the eastern half of the country with highs of 22 to 26 degrees. Cloudier skies over more western areas with lower temperatures and occasional light rain /drizzle. Some rain or showers overnight, but dry periods also. 

Trend to mid week: Still a lot of dry weather expected, with sunny spells at times each day, with just a few light showers. There is a chance of some heavier showers breaking out towards midweek, but there is a lot of uncertainty re this. Temperatures in the high teens or low twenties generally, locally higher in some places in any decent sunshine.