Get ready for a turbulent couple of days as stormy weather is expected to dominate Ireland. The country will be hit by strong winds and heavy rainfall as a storm passes by. Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather has provided an update, stating that the latest weather ensembles indicate a high agreement for strong winds on Friday night, accompanied by heavy rain. He also mentioned that gusts of up to 90km/h are possible in parts of the West and South, with over 30mm of rain expected in the northern half of the country. O’Reilly promised to provide further updates in the morning.
However, amidst the gloomy forecast, O’Reilly has also predicted a brief return of summer weather. He mentioned that Ireland will experience glorious sunshine and scorching temperatures next week. According to him, “Summer could be on a Thursday this year.” The latest ECMWF model update suggests a very brief blast of warm air and sunshine on Thursday, August 10. Unfortunately, this pleasant weather will not last long as by August 11, the heat and sunshine will be gone.
Turning our attention to Dublin, today’s weather will be rather cloudy with intermittent dry spells and a few showers. However, some sunny spells are expected to develop in the evening. Overall, it will be a blustery day with temperatures ranging from 17 to 19 degrees. Tonight, the weather will remain largely dry with the possibility of a few showers and clear spells. Temperatures will drop to lows of 8 to 11 degrees.
Moving on to tomorrow, it is expected to be mostly dry in Dublin with sunny spells and a few showers. Cloud cover will increase from the west, and rain is likely to start in the evening. The highest temperatures will range from 17 to 19 degrees. Unfortunately, there is no further forecast available for Dublin at this time.
Looking at the national outlook, Friday night is predicted to be cloudy and wet with outbreaks of heavy rain, which could potentially lead to spot flooding. The weather will become windy overnight, particularly in the west and south, with temperatures dropping to lows of 10 to 13 degrees.
Saturday will begin with a wet and windy start, accompanied by rain and strong northwest winds. However, the rain will clear into the Irish Sea during the afternoon, making way for sunny spells and scattered showers for the rest of the day. Maximum temperatures will range from 14 to 17 degrees, with strong northwest winds gradually moderating throughout the day. Saturday night is expected to be mostly dry with clear spells and only a few showers, mainly affecting Atlantic coastal counties. Lowest temperatures will range from 9 to 12 degrees, with moderate westerly winds.
Sunday is predicted to be a bright day with a mix of sunshine and showers, with showers being most frequent in Ulster. Maximum temperatures will range from 16 to 20 degrees, accompanied by a moderate west to northwest breeze. Sunday night is expected to be mostly dry with clear spells and only a few showers in the northwest. However, towards dawn on Monday, rain will develop in west Munster. Lowest temperatures will range from 9 to 12 degrees, with a moderate southwest breeze.
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