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National Forecast

22 July 2019 05:11

Today - Monday 22nd July

Dry in most parts today with sunny spells developing, however, cloudier in some Atlantic coastal counties and along parts of the south coast with a little patchy rain, drizzle and mist. Warm and humid with highs of 20 to 25 degrees, but slightly cooler in the coastal fringes of the west and south. Moderate southwesterly winds will be fresh to strong near coasts, and occasionally very strong and gusty on west and northwest coasts.

Tonight - Monday 22nd July

Many places will be dry tonight with variable cloud cover, however, patchy mist and drizzle will still occur, mainly along western and southern coasts and about high ground. Light to moderate southerly breezes will continue fresh to strong at times along west and northwest coasts. Another humid night, with minima of 14 to 17 degrees.

Tomorrow - Tuesday 23rd July

Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be another warm and mostly dry day, with just patchy morning mist and drizzle affecting Munster and south Leinster. After a somewhat cloudy start, sunny spells will develop quite widely as the day goes on, with the lengthiest spells expected in parts of Ulster and north Leinster. Top temperatures will range 20 to 26 degrees Celsius. Light to moderate southeasterly breezes, will be fresh to strong and gusty near west and southwest coasts.

Outlook

Summary: Warm or very warm and humid to begin the working week, less warm and more unsettled from midweek onwards.

Tuesday night: Showers will spread from up from the southeast on Tuesday evening and night, bringing the threat of a few thundery downpours in the east and north. Meanwhile, outbreaks of rain will push in off the Atlantic to affect the southwest and west. Lowest temperatures will be around 14 to 17 degrees in mainly light to moderate southerly or southeasterly breezes.

Wednesday: Occasional bright or sunny breaks, but mostly cloudy overall with scattered light rain showers, which will be most prevalent in parts of Connacht and Munster. A little cooler than the preceding days with highs of 19 to 22 degrees. Light to moderate southerly breezes, backing southeasterly in the evening and freshening in the south and west. Showery outbreaks of rain look likely to spread up over the country from the south on Wednesday night, accompanied by moderate to fresh and gusty southeasterly winds, which will increase strong along southern and western coasts. Lows of 14 to 16 degrees.

Thursday: Further spells of rain look likely during the first half of the day on Thursday, with potentially heavy downpours over the western half of the country, bringing a risk of spot flooding. Breezy too, in moderate to fresh and gusty southeasterly winds, which will be strong at times near coasts. Current indications suggest the rain will ease from around mid-afternoon as winds start to veer south to southwest. Top temperatures 19 to 22 degrees Celsius.

Friday: Sunny spells and scattered showers. Cloud increasing in the west and southwest by evening. Top temperatures 17 to 21 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly winds.

Next Weekend: Mixed weather conditions continuing with low pressure the main driver bringing rain or showers at times.