Our summer of 2023 has been anything but predictable, and it seems that the unsettled weather will continue into the middle of August. While there is still a chance of a late summer heatwave or a week of sunny skies and warm temperatures, it is unlikely to happen this week, according to the latest forecast from Met Eireann. Unfortunately for those on holiday in East or West Cork, or anyone hoping to enjoy a day at the beach in the city, sunbathing weather will be hard to come by.
The forecast for the week ahead is a mix of dry and sunny spells, followed by more showery conditions towards the end of the week. Next weekend also looks like it could be a washout, with the potential for heavy showers from Friday evening onwards. Temperatures will be slightly below average, with daytime highs ranging from 16 to 21 degrees Celsius, dropping into single figures overnight. This could lead to misty and foggy mornings. Coastal areas and those in West Cork or near the beaches of East Cork should pack some warm clothing.
According to the latest forecast from Met Eireann, here is what we can expect in Munster:
Today, Monday 14th August, there will be outbreaks of rain in east Munster, which could be heavy at times. The rain will clear later in the morning, giving way to sunny spells and scattered showers. The highest temperatures will range from 18 to 21 degrees Celsius, with light to moderate northwest breezes.
Tonight will be mainly dry, with showers becoming isolated. Some patches of mist or fog may form. The lowest temperatures will range from 9 to 13 degrees Celsius, with light northwest breezes.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 15th August, we can expect sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will become isolated later in the day. The highest temperatures will range from 17 to 20 degrees Celsius, with mainly light west to northwest breezes.
Looking ahead, Wednesday and Thursday will bring well scattered showers. Rain or showers are expected for Friday and the weekend.
On Tuesday night, it will become largely dry and clear, with just isolated showers. Patches of mist and fog will form overnight, with light northwest or variable breezes. The lowest temperatures will range from 9 to 13 degrees Celsius.
Wednesday will see a mix of cloud and sunshine, with just a few scattered showers developing. The highest temperatures will range from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius, with light winds and sea breezes.
Thursday will be mainly dry, with sunny spells that may turn hazy as the day progresses. There is a chance of patchy rain and drizzle developing in the coastal fringes of the west and southwest. The highest temperatures will range from 19 to 23 degrees Celsius, with southeast breezes increasing moderate during the afternoon. Rain will develop in the southwest on Thursday night and spread over Munster and Connacht overnight.
Friday morning will bring rain that will extend northeastwards to all areas, and it could be heavy at times. The rain will gradually clear through the evening and night. The highest temperatures will range from 16 to 21 degrees Celsius, with moderate to fresh east to southeast winds.
Saturday will see a mix of sunshine and showers, some of which could be heavy. The highest temperatures will range from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius, with moderate south to southwest winds.
Sunday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with showers or longer spells of rain, and it could be heavy at times. The highest temperatures will range from 18 to 21 degrees Celsius, with light to moderate southerly breezes.
As always, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest forecasts from Met Eireann, as weather conditions can change rapidly.