A sunny, settled and mild week ahead - Tuesday 22 March 2022

High pressure over Europe will become centred over Ireland in the coming days, bringing a good deal of dry and mild weather along with plenty of sunshine.

Met Éireann meteorologist, Aoife Kealy said: “The dry and bright weather that we’ve had over the past few days won’t be going anywhere this week. High pressure is going to stay very firmly in charge so we can generally expect plenty of sunshine and little or no rain.”

“Some very weak fronts will drift into western and northern areas later this week so it’ll be a bit cloudier there at times with a few spots of drizzle but any accumulations will be small. So, even though it won’t be wall-to-wall sunshine, it will be very pleasant still.”

Daytime temperatures will be on the mild side for March and at night temperatures will drop into the low single figures, so a few patches of grass frost are still possible, especially when the skies are clear.

Aoife continued: “It’s the daytime temperatures that are notable though. The average maximum temperatures for this time of year are around 11 or 12 degrees, but the combination of a relatively mild airmass and good spells of sunshine mean that top temperatures this week will widely get into the mid-teens, even hitting the high teens at times.”

This current spell of settled weather looks to last into at least this weekend. Aoife explained: “Although there’s a bit of uncertainty later this weekend, there’s no real sign of this high pressure breaking down until early next week at least.  So, this really lovely spell of spring weather won’t be going anywhere too quickly.”

UV and Pollen forecasts for 2022 begin this week

With spring in full force and plenty of sunshine across the country this week, pollen and UV levels will start to increase. You can now find the latest UV and pollen forecasts for 3 days ahead on the Met Éireann website and app.

For more information on staying safe in the sun please visit our UV Index page.