22 July 2014 20:36
Mild and close for the rest of this evening and tonight. Many areas dry, but thundery showers will continue to affect parts of Sligo and Donegal for a time. Some showers in parts of Munster also. Temperatures will fall no lower than 14 to 17 degrees with sea fog locally along the east coast and some patches of mist elsewhere.
Wednesday will be another very warm and humid day with sunny spells. Many areas will stay dry, but some heavy thundery showers will develop in west Munster, Connacht and west Ulster in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 20 to 26 degrees with light variable winds.
General: Warm and very humid weather will persist until Saturday. Some spells of hazy sunshine at times, but a lot of cloud, mist and sea fog also. Occasional rain or showers, some of it thundery. Winds will be light variable, locally moderate in any sea breezes.
Very humid on Wednesday night, with mist and fog. Some thundery showers will affect the west and northwest of the country for a time too, but mainly dry elsewhere. Lowest temperatures 13 to 16 C.
Warm and close on Thursday and Friday, with a mixture of cloudy, misty periods and occasional spells of hazy sunshine. Some showers also, a few thundery in nature, possibly leading to spot flooding in places. Temperatures will be in the low to mid twenties.
There is some uncertainty re the weather next weekend. It should be warm and close again on Saturday, with occasional spells of hazy sunshine. But there is a risk that a spell of rain will move in across the country from the Atlantic. The passage of this front, looks set to introduce much fresher weather for Sunday, with moderate westerly winds. Some sunny spells, but scattered showers also and temperatures would be back to more normal values also.