Dublin has experienced a rather dreary July, with continuous rainfall and a lack of sunshine. The month has seen heavy rain and multiple weather alerts, but there is hope on the horizon as Met Eireann has identified an end to the washout. The most recent weather warning was issued on Monday night and will remain in effect until 2pm on Tuesday, with heavy rain and potential flooding anticipated in three counties in the southwest of the country. While this week is not expected to break any records, it will continue to be changeable and mixed, with temperatures slightly cooler than usual for this time of year. However, next week is set to bring drier weather. Here is Met Eireann’s forecast for the week ahead:
There will be spells of rain in most areas this morning, with some heavy rain and spot flooding, particularly in the south. As the late morning and afternoon progress, the rain will gradually clear eastwards, giving way to brighter weather and showers, some of which may be heavy. The highest temperatures will range from 17C to 20C, with mostly light variable winds. Tonight is expected to be mainly dry with clear spells and isolated showers. Temperatures will drop to lows of 7C to 11C, accompanied by light northwest breezes.
Wednesday will be a bright day with sunny spells and scattered showers. The highest temperatures will range from 16C to 19C, with light to moderate northwest winds. Many areas will experience dry conditions with clear spells and scattered showers. Overnight temperatures will range from 9C to 11C, accompanied by light to moderate northwest breezes.
Thursday will see sunny spells and showers, with light to moderate northwest or variable breezes. The highest temperatures will range from 15C to 19C, with the coolest temperatures expected in the northwest. Another predominantly dry night is anticipated, with clear spells and just isolated showers, mainly in the west and north. Light to moderate westerly breezes will prevail, and temperatures will drop to lows of 8C to 11C.
Friday will start off mainly dry with some bright spells and a few showers. However, clouds will increase from the west, and outbreaks of rain will move in from the northwest during the afternoon. The rain will become more persistent over Connacht and Ulster and will spread to the rest of the country on Friday night. The highest temperatures will range from 15C to 18C, accompanied by light to moderate west to southwest breezes, which will freshen later.
The rain will gradually clear eastwards on Saturday, giving way to sunshine and showers for the rest of the day. The highest temperatures will range from 16C to 19C, with moderate to fresh southerly winds that will become westerly as the rain clears. Showers will continue on Saturday night, with temperatures dropping to lows of 12C to 16C.
Sunday will bring further showers, some of which may be heavy. The highest temperatures will range from 16C to 21C, with light to moderate north to northwest breezes. Looking ahead to next week, there will be a fair amount of dry weather and some showers, with temperatures ranging from the mid to high teens and mostly light or moderate breezes.
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