Heavy showers in store this week may bring harvest to a halt

There’s a mixed bag of weather in store this week, with heavy showers forecast but there will be a break in the weather next weekend with warm, humid conditions, Met Eireann has said.

Today, Tuesday, is forecast to be mostly cloudy this morning with patches of mist and fog, with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle also, mainly in Leinster and Ulster.

Sunny spells and some scattered showers will follow from the west as rain and drizzle clear to the northeast this afternoon.

Highest temperatures today will range between 17 to 20 degrees with moderate southwest breezes, Met Eireann has said.

Early tonight, heavy showers are forecast to develop in the northwest and will extend across Ulster, Connacht, west Munster and the midlands overnight.

East and south Leinster will stay mainly dry, with lowest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees.

Drying conditions will be moderate today through to Thursday due to showers and rain but they will improve from Friday onwards.

Spraying conditions will be hampered by wet and windy conditions for the next couple of days, but conditions will improve for a time on Friday.

With heavy rain forecast this week, Met Eireann has said that soil moisture deficits will be somewhat reduced over the south and soils are indicated to become waterlogged in parts of the west and north.

Wednesday

Met Eireann has said that tomorrow, Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and quite windy with heavy showers or longer spells of rain extending to all areas in the morning and continuing through the day.

These showers are forecast to clear to the east in the evening, with highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees with fresh, gusty southwest winds.

Wednesday night will bring a mix of clear spells and scattered showers, with lowest temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees.

Thursday

According to Met Eireann, there’ll be sunny spells and occasional showers on Thursday, some heavy and a few possibly thundery.

Highest temperatures are forecast to range between 15 to 20 degrees with moderate to fresh northwest to north winds.

Friday

Friday looks set to be mainly dry with sunny spells, with highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees with light to moderate west to southwest breezes.

Rain and drizzle are likely near west and north coasts towards the end of the day and will affect much of Connacht and Ulster on Friday night, Met Eireann has said.

Weekend outlook

Saturday is forecast to be very warm, humid and mainly dry with a fair amount of cloud and some sunny breaks.

Met Eireann has said that the best of the sunshine will be in the east and south with highest temperatures of 19 to 24 degrees, warmest in the midlands and east.

Current indications suggest that Sunday will be a breezy and fresher day with sunny spells and a few showers. Highest temperatures on Sunday are forecast to range between 16 to 20 degrees with moderate to fresh westerly breezes.

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