A warm week ahead with temperatures reaching 22 degrees in parts – Met Eireann
There’s a humid and close week in store with some rain promised, but it will be mainly dry from Thursday onwards and turning fresher next weekend, according to Met Eireann.
Met Eireann has also issued a status yellow weather warning for blight, as weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight in early sown crops are expected over the next few days.
This will last through to late Thursday in parts of the south and southeast of the country, especially in coastal fringes.
Today, wam sunshine will develop in parts of Connacht and Ulster, but it is expected to be cloudier further south and east.
There is forecast to be some hazy sunny spells in places and while it will be dry in most places this morning, there will be some rain near southern coasts.
The rain will edge further north through Munster and south Leinster during the afternoon and evening and Met Eireann has said that some thundery showers could well break out in midland areas also.
Tonight is forecast to be mild and humid with rain or showers mostly over the southern half of the country tonight, possibly thunder early in the night, but drier periods will develop.
It will be mostly dry further north but becoming it will become misty with some fog patches. There will be lowest temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees tonight in light easterly breezes.
Drying conditions for the week ahead are forecast to be mostly good over the northern half of the country with warm and mostly dry conditions expected, but conditions will be more variable further south and will be moderate or poor at times in southern areas due rainfall.
There will be good spraying conditions over the northern half of the country also this week Met Eireann has said, more limited in the south, but there will still be some good opportunities at times.
Tomorrow, there will be some hazy sunny periods in northern and northwestern areas, but it will be rather cloudy in many areas on Tuesday with some showery rain but dry periods also during the morning.
Met Eireann has said that heavier rain will move into southern and some eastern counties during the afternoon.
There will be highs of 15 to 18 degrees in many areas but 19 to 21 degrees Celsius in parts of the North and northwest.
It is expected to be humid overnight, with some heavy thundery rain or showers over parts of Munster and Leinster, it will be mostly dry if rather misty elsewhere.
Lowest temperatures on Tuesday night will range between 9 to 12 C., in moderate easterly breezes.
Current indications from Met Eireann suggest that there will be some hazy sunshine at times over parts of Ulster on Wednesday.
However, it will be generally cloudy and misty elsewhere, with some rain at times and it will be heavy in places.
Temperatures will fall back too, typically ranging 13 to 18 degrees, the best of the values in the northwest. Some light rain is promised in places overnight, but it will be dry much of the time and it will be mild with lows of 9 to 11 degrees.
Some light showers are likely both Thursday and Friday, but these well scattered as top temperatures range between 14 to 18 degrees generally.
Winds will be moderate northeasterly and it will turn quite cool Friday night with lows of 4 to 7 degrees.
According to Met Eireann, the trend for next weekend is that it will be mostly dry, but fresh with temperatures back near normal values and with moderate northeast to northerly breezes as the nights become a lot cooler also.