Fine weather set to extend into next week

The current fine spell of weather being experienced in Ireland is set to extend into next week, according to Met Eireann.

Today, Friday, is expected to be mild and humid in the beginning with variable cloud; conditions are likely to be brightest further east.

There will be a possibility of a few showers as well, mainly affecting Atlantic coasts. It will be generally dry through the day though, with warm spells of sunshine developing, the Irish meteorological office explained.

However, a few showers will move in off the Irish Sea later – with some of these turning heavy up along the eastern counties this evening, it added.

Temperatures will range from 18º to 23º, the highest values will be experienced across central and southern areas. Temperatures will be a few degrees lower around coasts, as well as northern counties with onshore winds.

Overnight, well-scattered showers are forecast to gradually move westwards in a moderate north-east breeze – while temperatures will vary between 8º and 12º.

In the main, conditions for both drying and spraying will be good – outside any showery periods, according to Met Eireann.

Meanwhile, all soils are trafficable bar some poorly-drained soils in the west. Not much change is expected overall in the coming days, it added.

Tomorrow

There will be a danger of a few showers, mainly up along Atlantic coasts, at first tomorrow (Saturday) morning. It is expected to be drier elsewhere with a mix of cloud and hazy sunshine through the day.

Some showers will move in off the Irish Sea through the evening, turning heavy and possibly thundery across parts of Leinster and then Munster before nightfall.

Spot flooding will be a possibility, Met Eireann warned. Temperatures will be similar to the previous day.

It will continue to be mild and close tomorrow night, with fairly widespread showers. Some of the showers will be heavy and possibly thundery, especially across the southern half of the country.

Mist and fog may develop locally, as temperatures drop to between 9º and 13º.

Outlook

Sunday will be relatively similar to the previous day, with temperatures regularly exceeding 20º.

There will be potential for some scattered showers early on, but they will tend to become more isolated with spells of sunshine through the day.

Thundery showers may move in across eastern counties around nightfall though, Met Eireann added.

Early indications suggest that Monday and Tuesday will continue to be warm with temperatures in the low to mid-20s generally.

Again, there will be a danger of some thundery showers breaking out in parts – with southern counties most at risk in this regard.