Good morning, and welcome to another exciting work week. It looks like the brief outbreak of summer that Ireland experienced over the last few days is well and truly over. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. After spending a week in temperatures between 28°C and 34°C, I’m kinda glad to be experiencing more civilized temperatures again. In general, the next week will continue in the pattern set over Sunday and today, with temperatures gradually sliding downwards, and a more northwesterly weather pattern establishing itself, especially during the latter part of the week.
Monday will be a relatively mild day, with daytime highs coming in at around 16-18°C. Nighttime lows will come in at around 9-10°C, so not too bad. The day started off relatively dry, but an area of rain will move in towards the late afternoon and evening. Given the current atmospheric condition and relatively high dew points, thunderstorms are possible, though not likely. Outside of any strong showers or thunderstorms, winds will be calm, though.
Tuesday will be slightly cooler, with daytime highs not exceeding 16°C, and nighttime lows around 3-5°C. A cold front will move through Ireland from the early hours of Tuesday morning onwards, and while rainfall totals don’t look too dramatic, we’re definitely in for a wet morning. Winds will freshen up and briefly turn southwesterly as the front approaches, but it doesn’t look too dramatic.
Wednesday will start off chilly, but temperatures will quickly reach 16-18°C, making for another mild day. In fact the night will be pretty mild as well, with nighttime lows around 13-14°C. Light rain is possible during the afternoon and evening hours. Rainfall totals don’t look too bad, though, and winds will likely remain calm as well.
Unfortunately, that’s the end of the good weather. From Thursday onwards, we’re looking at a succession of fronts with associated bands of heavy rain into the weekend.