Mostly unsettled conditions to remain this week – Met Éireann

Conditions will remain mostly unsettled through the week with rain or showers at times, according to Met Éireann.

Today, Tuesday, August 4, will be mostly cloudy and humid. Persistent and occasionally heavy rain in the northeast and east will clear into the Irish Sea early this morning, with patchier outbreaks of rain or drizzle elsewhere, the national meteorological office notes.

Later this morning, further heavy and persistent rain will move into the northwest and will slowly spread southeast through the afternoon and evening.

It will remain mostly dry in the southeast, however, with some warm sunshine at times during the afternoon.

Very blustery conditions with fresh to strong southwesterly winds will be present, with top temperatures of 16° to 22° or 23°, according to the forecaster.

Scattered outbreaks of rain will affect most areas tonight, which will turn heavy at times, particularly in the west and southwest later in the night.

It will be mild, humid and misty in places, with lowest temperatures of 14° to 16°.

Field conditions

Drying conditions will be poor today and tomorrow with rain expected, the meteorological office says.

Better opportunities are forecast for Thursday with mostly dry conditions but humidity will be high.

Friday will see showers, most frequent in the western half of the country. The weekend looks set to be mostly settled but humid, it was added.

Best times for spraying will be later tomorrow and on Thursday with mostly dry weather.

Regarding field conditions, soils are slightly above saturation in parts of the east and southeast, with soils generally saturated elsewhere.

Heavy rain today and tomorrow will lead to excess surface water in Connacht, Ulster and west Munster, Met Éireann added.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow will start cloudy with outbreaks of rain continuing in most places through the morning, heavy at times.

The rain will clear during the afternoon, with drier and brighter weather following from the west, although there will be a few isolated showers around too.

It will be breezy during the morning with fresh southerly winds and highest temperatures of 16° or 17°. Temperatures will reach 18° to 22° elsewhere, it was added.

Any showers will die out by tomorrow night, leaving a dry night with clear spells, but cloud will increase in western areas towards morning.

Lowest temperatures will range from 9° to 12°, in light to moderate southerly winds.

Thursday

Thursday will bring a mix of cloud and sunny spells, Met Éireann says. It will be cloudiest in the west and south with some patchy drizzle at times.

Highest temperatures of 19° to 22° are expected in most places, but a degree or two cooler towards the south coast in a moderate southerly breeze.

Thursday night will start off dry with clear spells, but cloud will increase in the west and northwest overnight, bringing showers to these areas.

Lowest temperatures of 14° to 16° are forecast with moderate southerly winds.