Irish Weather: Sunshine and Warmth Expected After Stormy Bank Holiday
After a Bank Holiday weekend filled with strong winds and heavy rain, Irish citizens can look forward to a few days of respite in the week ahead. Met Eireann forecasters are predicting that temperatures will reach a near 25 degrees Celsius, accompanied by sunny spells. However, Munster is expected to experience widespread rain later in the week. Despite initial concerns of a weekend washout, Cork is likely to enjoy a few periods of sunshine before the rain returns.
The national forecast for Tuesday reveals a fairly dull start to the day, with patchy light rain, drizzle, mist, and fog in some areas. While sunny spells are expected to develop, overall cloudiness and damp conditions will persist, particularly in parts of West Cork. Temperatures will range from 19 to 22 degrees Celsius, with minimal breeze. Overnight, temperatures are not expected to drop below 13 degrees, resulting in another mild, calm, and misty night.
Wednesday is anticipated to be one of the warmest and sunniest days of the week. Thursday will begin mild and dry, with abundant sunshine. Although the afternoon may bring stronger winds, the warmth of the sun will persist. However, evening showers are expected, with temperatures ranging from 18 to 24 degrees Celsius. Unfortunately, Cork is likely to be hit with heavy rain on Thursday afternoon as showers move in from the west.
The weekend forecast indicates the return of widespread showers for Munster. Friday will bring stronger winds, accompanied by a blustery and wet morning. Temperatures will range between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius. While the northern and eastern parts of the country may experience relatively dry and sunny conditions, the southwest should prepare for a wet and unsettled weekend. Temperatures in this region are unlikely to exceed the mid-teens. The early outlook for Saturday and Sunday suggests a continuation of rainy weather.
In summary, after a stormy start to the week, Ireland can expect some relief with warmer temperatures and sunny spells. However, Munster, particularly Cork, should prepare for heavy rain later in the week. The weekend is set to bring widespread showers, with the southwest experiencing the worst of the wet weather. Citizens in the north and east can anticipate relatively dry conditions. Stay tuned for further updates from Met Eireann as the week progresses.