Met Eireann confirms temperatures will hit 21 degrees as Ireland prepares to sizzle in the sun
With Ireland gearing up for an outdoor themed summer, early indications of decent weather in the country’s open-air gardens and outdoor terraces look good as parts of the country on Sunday will see highs of 17 to 21 degrees.
In terms of the general forecast, conditions will become more stable by the weekend and the temperature will increase considerably too, although a few showers are also likely.
Here is what is expected on the weather front over the next few days …
Wednesday morning and afternoon
A dry and sunny start is expected but there will also be some isolated showers.
For those who live in southwest Munster, the weather will be cloudy and foggy for a while with patchy rains or drizzle in coastal areas, later dying out with the development of a few bright waves.
Maximum temperatures will vary between 14 and 18 degrees.
Tonight will be dry in most areas with clear spells.
However, the rain will develop later and become windy on the coast. Fog patches and shallow fog will form in areas with little or no wind.
Thursday morning and afternoon
Another dry and sunny start is expected with the northern and eastern counties enjoying the best of the weather.
Outbreaks of rain will gradually spread from the southwest, but this precipitation is not expected to reach parts of the north and east coast until late afternoon or evening.
The highest temperatures will fluctuate between 14 and 18 degrees.
A cloudy early evening with outbreaks of rain is to be expected. However, dry conditions will develop over most of Munster, Connacht and parts of western Leinster in the morning.
The morning will be cloudy in many areas, with outbreaks of rain and scattered drizzle, mainly in the eastern half of the country.
Fortunately, these conditions will gradually ease as conditions become predominantly dry further west with a few bright spells developing.
Maximum temperatures will vary between 15 and 18 degrees.
It should be mostly dry overnight, with patches of fog and fog developing. Temperatures will drop to between 4 and 8 degrees, the coldest in the southwest and west.
The weekend is shaping up to be dry, bright and sunny intervals, but a few scattered light showers are likely, especially in Ulster and Leinster.
Met Eireann said: “Warmer than the last few days, with highs 16 to 19 or 20 degrees, cooler on the coast. Dry overnight with lows of 5 to 8 degrees and patches of fog and fog.”
Sunday morning and afternoon
Start making these plans as the mercury is expected to rise to 21 degrees in some areas.
Dry, bright and sunny spells are expected in most areas, with the best of the weather coming in the eastern half of the country.
Met Eireann said: “Warm in many areas, with highs 17 to 21 degrees, but cooler in the western and southwestern coastal areas. Mainly light to moderate south to southwest winds, cool along west and northwest coasts Rain and drizzle will extend from the Atlantic on Sunday evening and Monday morning.
Monday and beyond
Sadly, sunny and bright conditions will not continue into the early stages of next week with rain and drizzle expected in most areas on Monday for some time.
Fortunately, conditions will gradually improve from the northwest, with sunny periods and a few scattered showers.
Maximum temperatures of 14-18 degrees, warmest in the eastern and southeastern coastal counties.
Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be cooler with a mix of sunny spells and showers.