Good Morning everyone. I hope you’re able to enjoy this bank holiday, and the current fine weather. We’ve got a few days of this fine weather still ahead of us, thanks to a massive low pressure area south of Iceland and Greenland, which is drawing warm air from the Atlantic around the Azores. This will weaken and reposition over the second half of the week, causing temperatures to drop towards Friday, but the details are still up in the air.
As for Bank Holiday Monday, we’re looking at a warm, sunny day. Following a chilly start, temperatures will rise to 15-16 degrees, before dropping back to 3-4 degrees overnight. It will be a mostly sunny day, although high-altitude clouds will move through around lunch time. These clouds won’t produce much rain though, if any at all. Winds will continue to be calm as well, following a rather turbulent weekend.
Tuesday will follow generally the same pattern established on Monday. Temperatures will quickly rise to 15-16 degrees after a cold morning, with high temperatures lasting through most of the day. Nighttime lows will come in at around 3-5 degrees. Once again, it will be a mostly dry day. A band of rain will move in from the Atlantic, but from the looks of it, it won’t make it past the headlands of West Cork. Winds will continue to be calm as well, so all in all, it doesn’t look like a bad day at all.
Wednesday will be slightly cooler. Daytime highs are expected to come in at around 13-14 degrees after yet another cold start, while nighttime lows will come in at around 4-5 degrees. Once again, any chance of rain is remote at best, so the dry spell continues. Winds will also remain mostly calm, although a slight freshening might occur towards the afternoon. We’re still talking about Force 2-3 winds, so nothing dramatic.
Beyond Wednesday, we’re looking at a trend towards cooler, and slightly more turbulent weather, with a chance of gale to storm force easterly winds on Saturday. Saturday, and especially Sunday also seem to mark the end of that cooling trend, although it is still too early to make any definitive forecasts.