Issued at: 31 July 2021 21:18
Patchy drizzle lingering for a time early tonight in Leinster and Munster. Mostly dry elsewhere with some clear spells developing. A few light showers will develop in northern and northwestern coastal areas towards dawn. Lowest temperature of 8 to 11 degrees in light to moderate north to northwest breezes.
TOMORROW - Sunday 1st August
Sunday will be a dry day for most, although there will be well scattered showers, mainly near eastern and Atlantic coasts. There will be a mix of cloud and sunny spells, with good sunshine in the evening for many areas. Highest temperature of 15 to 19 degrees, coolest in the north, with light to moderate north to northwest winds.
OVERVIEW: A good deal of dry weather for Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, but showers returning by midweek. Temperatures trending near average, but a little below average at first in the north and northwest.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Largely dry with clear spells and just isolated coastal showers. Cloud will increase along western and southwestern coasts overnight with some patchy rain or drizzle developing in these parts by morning. Lowest temperature of 8 to 11 degrees in light northerly or variable breezes with the odd pocket of mist forming.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY: Another mostly dry day in the east and north with just well scattered showers. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will affect the west and southwest, however. Cloud amounts will vary, with the best of the sunny spells occurring in the evening. Highest temperature of 16 to 19 degrees in light northerly or variable breezes. Most areas will be dry on Monday night with clear spells with just the odd light shower. Lowest temperature of 8 to 11 degrees. Light variable breezes will allow some mist and fog patches to form.
TUESDAY: Many areas will start dry with hazy morning sunshine away from cloudier conditions on southern and western coasts with the odd light shower. Cloud amounts will increase through the morning with showers breaking out quite widely by the afternoon. Thicker cloud moving into the west and southwest may bring some longer spells of rain to these areas towards evening. Highest temperature of 16 to 20 degrees in light southerly or variable breezes. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will persist over the western half of the country on Tuesday night, but it will be drier further east with some clear spells developing overnight. Lows of 11 to 14 degrees in mainly light southeast breezes.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny spells in eastern areas to begin on Wednesday, but mostly cloudy in the west and along the south coast with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The cloud will thin out in the west and scattered showers will develop across the country for the afternoon, some heavy with the odd rumble of thunder possible. Highest temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees in mainly light or moderate southeast breezes.
FURTHER OUTLOOK: Unsettled overall with showers or longer spells of rain. Possibly turning breezy at times too. Temperatures staying around average for the time of year.
Temperature circle (°C): maximum and minimum temperature forecast for each day. Wind symbol (km/h): arrow points in the direction the wind is blowing. The weather and wind icons: for the time of maximum temperature and minimum temperature.