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Réamhaisnéis Náisiúnta

Issued at: 15 July 2020 09:14

TODAY - Wednesday 15th July

Mostly cloudy and rather misty this morning with patchy drizzle, chiefly affecting the north and east of the country. However, long dry spells will develop as the day progresses, especially across the south and southeast with warm sunny spells developing. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees generally but reaching 20 or 21 degrees in any sunshine in a moderate west or northwest breeze.

TONIGHT

Mild and humid tonight and turning misty in many areas. Much of the country will be dry but patchy light rain and drizzle will affect Atlantic coastal counties at times. Minimum temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in a light westerly breeze.

TOMORROW - Thursday 16th July

Thursday will start mostly cloudy and misty with patchy drizzle. The cloud will break in some areas during the afternoon, especially across the east and south of the country allowing for some warm sunshine to develop. However, it looks set to remain rather cloudy along the Atlantic seaboard with further patchy light rain or drizzle. Top temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees generally but reaching 21 or 22 degrees in any sunshine in the east and south. Winds will be moderate west or southwest in direction.

National Outlook

Overview: Changeable weather regime to persist. Driest in the east and south of the country.

Thursday night: Patchy rain and drizzle will continue to affect western and northwestern coastal counties but it will be largely dry elsewhere. Mild, humid and misty with lowest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in moderate southwest breezes.

Friday: Another mostly cloudy day across west Munster, Connacht and west Ulster with rain at times and highest temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees. Elsewhere, it will be mostly dry with a mix of cloud and bright spells with highest temperatures of 19 to 22 degrees. Winds will be light or moderate, southwest in direction. On Friday night patchy rain will extend nationwide. Minimum temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees.

Saturday: Patchy rain is expected to clear southeastwards early on Saturday to leave a bright day with sunny spells and just a few passing showers. Feeling fresher with highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees in moderate westerly breezes. It will be largely dry overnight apart from a few showers in the northwest of the country. Cooler than in preceding nights with lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in light breezes.

Sunday: A dry and bright start on Sunday but cloud is expected to become rather extensive by afternoon and some showers will affect the west and northwest of the country. Maximum temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in mostly moderate southwest breezes. Generally dry on Sunday night but with a few light showers drifting eastwards in moderate westerly breezes. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.

Next Week: Early indications are for high pressure to build close to Ireland next week bringing a good deal of dry weather. However, cloud amounts will be variable and a few showers are likely.

 

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