Mixed Weather Forecast for Ireland as Summer Comes to an End
If you were hoping for a last blast of summer sunshine before the back-to-school season begins in Ireland, you might be a little disappointed. Met Éireann, the Irish meteorological service, is predicting a mixed bag of conditions as summer draws to a close.
The day started off wet and miserable, and unfortunately, things won’t be improving much this week. As children across the country enjoy their last few days of freedom, the showers should ease off by lunchtime today. However, the rest of the day will bring a mix of overcast skies and brief sunny spells in the early evening.
Temperatures are expected to range between 14°C and 17°C, with a peak of 18°C in the late afternoon before cooling down again at night. The week ahead is likely to remain cloudy, with Carlow Weather, a popular social media account, warning of bouts of rain approaching the Rebel County (Cork) on Wednesday evening and early Thursday. While it’s too early to say for certain, the current forecast suggests that next weekend, when thousands of people from across the country will flock to the Electric Picnic music festival, will mostly stay dry.
Met Éireann’s full regional forecast for Munster, the southern province of Ireland, is as follows:
Mostly cloudy this morning, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Sunny spells will break out later as the rain clears. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in light to moderate westerly winds, veering northwesterly and freshening later.
Mostly dry overnight with some clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 13 degrees, mildest in the west of the province, in a light northwesterly breeze.
TOMORROW – Monday 28th August:
Overall dry and mostly cloudy to begin, with just a few scattered showers. Longer sunny spells will develop towards the evening. Highest temperatures of 17 to 19 degrees, with mostly moderate westerly breezes.
Looking at the national outlook:
Scattered outbreaks of rain will push in from the west and clear the east by morning. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 14 degrees, mildest in the southwest, in a light westerly breeze. Some mist may set in locally.
A bright start to Tuesday with sunny spells and scattered light showers spreading across the country, accompanied by mostly moderate northwesterly breezes. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees, warmest in the southeast.
Mostly dry overnight with long clear spells. Isolated showers may develop along northern and western coastal areas. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees, with mostly light westerly breezes.
Sunny spells with scattered light showers developing, and light westerly breezes persisting. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees.
Current indications suggest Thursday will be a wet and cloudy day, with a band of rain spreading from the west and reaching the east early on. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees, with light to moderate southwesterly winds.
As summer comes to an end, it seems that Ireland will experience a mix of conditions in the days ahead. While there may be some showers and cloudy skies, there will also be opportunities for sunny spells. So, whether you’re enjoying the last days of summer holidays or preparing for the start of the new school term, make sure to pack an umbrella and some sunscreen, just in case.