Weather conditions in Ireland are expected to improve this week, although there will still be some showers and blustery conditions. According to Met Éireann, most areas will experience dry weather today (Tuesday, August 8) with sunny spells. However, southern counties may experience patchy drizzle, mist, and fog at times. Temperatures will range from 17° to 22°, with the warmest temperatures in the southwest. Light variable breezes are expected throughout the day. Tonight, the south and west will experience mild and misty conditions with patches of drizzle, and temperatures ranging from 13° to 16°. Elsewhere, it will be drier, clearer, and slightly cooler with temperatures ranging from 8° to 12°. Calm weather conditions are expected nationwide tonight.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 9) will start off cloudy with patches of mist and drizzle moving northeastwards. However, the amounts will be small and warm sunshine is expected to break through in the afternoon and early evening. There is a possibility of isolated showers later in the day. It will be humid, with temperatures ranging from 20° to 24°, and even higher where there is good sunshine. Light southerly or variable breezes are expected. Wednesday night is expected to be very mild and mostly clear with temperatures ranging from 13° to 16° and light southeasterly breezes.
Thursday (August 10) will start off very mild with spells of sunshine. The weather will become breezier in the afternoon with freshening southeast breezes and some scattered showers. However, it will remain warm where there is sunshine. Later in the evening, more widespread rain is likely to develop. Highest temperatures are expected to range from 18° to 24°, with the warmest temperatures away from the south and southeast.
Friday (August 11) will be a blustery day with sunshine and widespread passing showers, some of which may be heavy and possibly thundery across Atlantic counties. Southwest breezes will be fresh and gusty for much of the day. Highest temperatures on Friday are expected to range from 17° to 23°, with the warmest temperatures across the east and northeast, where it will also be the driest.
The upcoming weekend is expected to be somewhat more unsettled than the preceding weekdays, with passing showers or spells of rain, mainly in the northwest and west.
In its most recent farming commentary issued yesterday (Monday, August 7), Met Éireann stated that moderate drying conditions can be expected in the coming days due to humid conditions and light to moderate winds. However, drying conditions will become limited from Friday onwards. Good spraying conditions are expected until late on Thursday, especially in the north and east. In terms of field conditions, most soils away from the southwest are saturated or near saturation, while some poorly drained soils in the north and northwest are waterlogged. Most soils will continue to deteriorate in the coming days, except in east Munster and south Leinster, where soils will become drier due to low rainfall.