Good morning, everybody. It looks like the week ahead will be pretty much a tale of two halves as far as the weather is concerned. During the first half of the week, my old “friend”, the Azores High, will once again dominate the Weather in Ireland, leading to unseasonably warm temperatures. During the latter half of the week, arctic and sub-arctic air masses will move in, and it looks like we’re actually going to get a visit from an Icelandic Low next weekend.
But let’s take it step by step. The rest of Monday looks like it’s going to be dominated by a mainly overcast sky. The rain we had this morning belonged to another warm front moving through, there’s no indication of a repeat performance. There’s not much happening in the wind department either, we’re once again looking at rather calm winds. Daytime highs will be around 14-15°C, so unseasonably warm. Even the nighttime lows won’t drop below 11-13°C.
A bit of a cooling will begin on Tuesday. A weak cold front will move in overnight, in fact it will partially develop over Ireland. There won’t be too much rainfall, and the front should have cleared Ireland by around 7AM. Once again, it’s going to be dead calm. Daytime highs will be around 14°C, however, this will be reached in the morning. Temperatures will fall through the day, dropping to a low of around 8°C.
It’ll get even colder on Wednesday, as a cold arctic airflow from Greenland establishes itself. Daytime highs will be around 12°C, and will once again be reached during the morning. Nighttime lows will be around 6°C. Another Cold front will move over Ireland overnight, but that will once again have cleared Ireland by around 8AM. In addition, it looks like Ulster and the Midlands will take the brunt of that. The rest of the day looks dry apart from the odd shower. Be aware of the wind, though, as they will freshen up during the latter half of the day, setting the scene for the second half of the week.