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National Forecast

Issued at: 17 July 2019 23:40

TONIGHT

Dry tonight in most areas with clear spells. A few isolated showers will occur in the west and north. Lowest temperatures 10 to 13 degrees in a light to moderate west to southwest breeze.

TOMORROW - Thursday 18th July

Dry with sunny spells in the east and south on Thursday morning. Scattered showers in the west and north will become more widespread during the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees in moderate west to southwest breezes, occasionally increasing fresh and gusty along west and northwest coasts.

National Outlook

Headline: Increasingly unsettled with rain or showers on most days. Warm, close and humid from Friday onwards again, both by day and by night. Risk of conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight in western and northern coastal areas.

Thursday Night: The showers will die out early on Thursday night with some clear spells. A band of persistent rain will push in over Munster and west Connacht before dawn. Lowest temperatures 10 to 13 C. Moderate southwest winds will back southerly and drop off light.

Friday: The rain will spread countrywide early Friday morning, turning heavy in places. The rain will turn more showery in nature later in the day with some thundery downpours, but some sunny spells too, especially in western areas. Warm and humid, with top temperatures of 18 to 22 C. Clear spells and some showers overnight, some heavy in the northwest, with a few patches of mist and fog developing. Lows 12 to 15 C.

Saturday and Sunday: Warm, but mixed. Some bright or sunny spells each day, but showers too, some of these heavy, especially away from the Atlantic Seaboard, with a few prolonged and possibly thundery. Top temperatures in the high teens or low twenties and feeling warm and humid at times. Winds light to moderate south to southwesterly. Humid each night with temperatures in the low to mid teens. Further rain or showers each night also.

Monday: Current indications are for a very warm and humid day, on Monday with some further rain or showers. Quite breezy in fresh and gusty southerly winds.

 

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