Mostly dry weekend in store with some scattered showers – Met Éireann

Following scattered outbreaks of rain today, a largely dry weekend is in store, while temperatures will remain warm until at least midweek next week, according to Met Éireann.

However, heavy spells of thundery rain will occur later Monday and for a time on Tuesday.

Today, Friday, August 7, will start off with scattered outbreaks of rain this morning, with some thundery bursts over Leinster and fog in parts also.

Whilst spells of sunshine will develop across much of the western half of the country before noon, showery rain will persist for a time this afternoon across east and northeast counties, the national meteorological office notes.

It will be dry and sunny in most areas this evening, but some showers may continue to affect the east coast.

Highest temperatures will range from 17° to 23°, with it to be warmest away from Atlantic coasts. Moderate southerly breezes will veer westerly and ease through the day.

Conditions are expected to be dry, calm and mostly clear tonight. It will turn cool with lowest temperatures ranging from 5° to 9°. Some mist and fog is expected to set in later in the night.

Farming conditions

Drying conditions will be moderate or poor at times today due to outbreaks of rain. An improvement is expected for the weekend with mostly settled conditions presenting, Met Éireann says.

The best of the drying conditions early next week will be over the western half of the country.

Meanwhile, the best times for spraying will be over the weekend with mostly dry, calm weather. There will be some opportunities next week especially over the western half of the country.

Regarding field conditions, soil moisture deficits of between 10mm and 30mm are present in parts of the east and southeast. Elsewhere, poorly drained soils are generally saturated or close to saturation, the meteorological office says.

Over the coming week, most soils are expected to have soil moisture deficits of between 10mm and 40mm the driest conditions are expected in the southeast.


Tomorrow will be a dry day with warm spells of summer sunshine. Highest temperatures will range from 18° to 23°, with it again to be warmest away from the east coast, Met Éireann notes.

Winds will be mostly light variable, except up along Irish Sea coasts where they will be moderate northeasterly.

Tomorrow night will be dry and mostly clear with light easterly or variable breezes. Mist and fog patches may develop across the south and west.

Lowest temperatures of 10° to 12° are forecast.


Sunday will be dry and calm with warm spells of sunshine; however, isolated heavy showers may occur later in the day. Top temperatures of between 20° and 24° are given.

Sunday night will be dry under broken cloud, though some fog patches may develop.

Lowest temperatures of 11° to 14° are expected with just light variable breezes, Met Éireann says.