Warm temperatures this week but outbreaks of rain expected – Met Éireann

The coming week will see temperatures break into the 20° region, but outbreaks of rain are expected over the next couple of days, according to Met Éireann.

It will be a mainly dry day today, Monday, June 20, with sunny spells and isolated light showers.

It will be cloudier at times into the afternoon. Top temperatures of 14° to 18° are forecast, with winds expected to be light to moderate and northwesterly or variable in direction.

Tonight will be mostly dry with long clear spells, though isolated showers will still occur. Cloud will tend to increase overnight in the west and northwest and some mist and fog patches will also develop in places.

It will be another unseasonably cold night, with lowest temperatures of 7° to 9°, possibly lower locally in the midlands, with a risk of grass frost. Winds will be light southwesterly or variable in direction, the national meteorological office says.

Moderate drying conditions will increase to good drying conditions at times today. However, from tomorrow, drying conditions will be varied across the week and drying conditions will be good where the sun comes out.

Overall, there are excellent opportunities for spraying over the next couple of days, though there will still be the odd shower in a few places, according to Met Éireann.

Soil moisture deficits over south Leinster and east Munster are expected to be between 15mm and 45mm, with little change expected here over the coming week and deficits may increase slightly.

Deficits along the northern and western fringes will be minimal. However, parts of south Connacht may see an increase in moisture deficits.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be a cloudier day overall in the north and west with patchy drizzle developing, especially towards evening.

It’ll stay dry elsewhere, though, with hazy sunshine. Highest temperatures are expected to be between 16° and 21°, in light to moderate southwesterly breezes.

Tomorrow night will be mostly cloudy with rain pushing into northwestern areas early in the night and extending eastwards, with much of Munster and south Leinster holding dry till dawn.

Some mist patches will form in places, while there will also be mild and humid conditions with lowest temperatures of 10° to 13°, in light to moderate southwesterly breezes; these will remain fresher on Atlantic coasts.

Outlook

Wednesday will be cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle to start, affecting most areas during the morning though some southern areas will remain dry with some sunny spells.

It will become drier in the afternoon with more sunny spells developing, though some patches of drizzle will continue, Met Éireann says.

Warm and humid conditions will prevail, with highest temperatures of 17° to 21° in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.

Thursday will see a murky start to the day with patches of drizzle and misty conditions but it will brighten up towards evening when it will be mostly dry, the forecaster says.

There will be warm and humid conditions with highest temperatures of 17° to 21°, in light to moderate northwesterly breezes, Met Éireann concludes.