August Weather Forecast: Cool and Unsettled Conditions to Continue Across Munster and Ireland
As we bid farewell to the scorching heatwave that graced us in June, it seems that the cool and wet weather is here to stay as we enter the month of August. Met Eireann predicts that the first week of August will bring no respite from the disappointing conditions that have plagued Munster and Ireland. While there may be some brief spells of sunshine amidst the showers, the overall outlook remains cool, unsettled, and very wet.
Tomorrow and Tuesday may offer some relief with intermittent sunny patches breaking through the clouds and drizzle. However, temperatures will remain cool, with some parts of Munster experiencing daytime highs of just 17 degrees. Unfortunately, the rest of the week will follow a similar pattern, with Wednesday expected to be particularly disappointing. Heavy showers sweeping in from the Atlantic will dampen the spirits of those in West Cork and Kerry, and these showers are set to continue throughout the weekend.
According to the full forecast from Met Eireann, the weather in Munster for today is as follows: Rain and drizzle will arrive during the morning, turning heavy in some areas, especially in the west where spot flooding is possible. The rain will persist into the afternoon and evening, with highest temperatures ranging from 17 to 20 degrees Celsius. It will become breezy later in the day, with freshening southwesterly winds.
Tonight will be mild, humid, and breezy, with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, some of which will be heavy and persistent. Lowest temperatures will range from 13 to 16 degrees Celsius, accompanied by fresh west to southwest winds.
Monday will be blustery and cloudy, with further scattered falls of rain or drizzle. While some sunny spells may develop, scattered showers are expected during the afternoon and evening, some of which may be heavy and prolonged. Highest temperatures will range from 17 to 20 degrees Celsius, with the mildest conditions further east. Fresh and gusty west to southwest winds will prevail.
The national outlook for the coming days predicts a mix of sunshine and showers, with Wednesday likely to be a dull and wet day. Monday night will see residual falls of rain mainly affecting northern and southern counties. Lowest temperatures will range from 10 to 13 degrees Celsius, accompanied by mostly moderate westerly winds.
Tuesday is expected to be mostly dry with sunny spells and scattered passing showers. Moderate west to northwest winds will prevail, and highest temperatures will range from 17 to 22 degrees Celsius, with the best values further east. Overnight, some rain, mist, and low cloud may move in across the country, with lowest temperatures ranging from 10 to 14 degrees Celsius and mostly light variable breezes.
Wednesday is likely to be a wet day, with cloud cover and outbreaks of rain and drizzle throughout. Highest temperatures will range from 16 to 19 degrees Celsius, accompanied by moderate north to northwest winds. The night will bring long clear spells and some showers, primarily focused on the northern regions. Lowest temperatures will range from 11 to 13 degrees Celsius, accompanied by moderate north to northwest winds.
Thursday and Friday will see a mix of sunshine and scattered passing showers, with some heavy showers expected later in the eastern half of the country. North to northwest winds will remain mostly moderate in strength, and highest temperatures will range from 15 to 19 degrees Celsius, with the best values across the southeast.
As we move further into August, it seems that the cool, unsettled, and showery conditions will persist. While this may not be the ideal weather for those hoping to enjoy the last days of summer, it is a reminder that the Irish climate can be unpredictable and ever-changing. So, be prepared for showers, carry an umbrella, and make the most of the occasional sunny spells that break through the clouds.