Good morning, everybody. Sorry for being out of “business” for so long. However, once again, in meteorological terms, there was not much happening during my absence anyway. From what I’ve seen, that’s going to last at least until Wednesday, so it looks as if all those ghouls and goblins will have a dry night, externally at least. A massive ridge of high pressure over the mid Atlantic is to blame for this, basically, the Azores High and the Greenland High have linked up and are blocking any major weather systems from forming.
For the rest of Monday, this means unspectacular, bland, or boring weather. Winds are going to be mostly calm, though there may be a bit of an increase overnight, as the winds swing around to a northeasterly direction. Rain is pretty much non-existent on the forecast charts, only the far north (Donegal, a.k.a. Irish Siberia) might get the occasional shower. We’re looking at daytime highs of 14°C and nighttime lows around 8°C.
As far as Tuesday is concerned, it’s once again rinse & repeat. Man, I’m beginning to sound like a broken record. Once again, there’s no real chance of rain, in fact, it looks like any cloud cover is going to dissipate over Tuesday, as high pressure becomes more prevalent over Ireland – again. Winds shouldn’t be too strong either, certainly not strong enough to cause any trouble. Without any cloud cover, and with a northerly airflow establishing itself, it will feel significantly cooler, though. We’re looking at maximum temperatures of around 10°C, and nighttime lows of around 3-4°C.
Chilly is going to be the theme for Wednesday as well. Any winds will die out over the course of the day as the core of a high pressure area moves over Ireland. This will result in another clear and dry day, however, it will also be cold. Daytime highs will only climb to 8°C, and Nighttime lows might actually get close to freezing in some sheltered spots. What happens over the second part of the week is anyone’s guess, with some models predicting a collapse of the blocking high. Whatever will happen, it won’t be too strong, though. The North Atlantic circulation looks pretty much dead at the moment