The Met Eireann has issued its latest weather forecast suggesting a “Mediterranean air current” will approach the Irish coast next month.
Continental Europe looks set to be dominated by a warm air current that will eventually reach Ireland from the south coast.
However, the warmest temperatures look set to miss Ireland but will affect weather in the UK, where temperatures can hit 30 degrees Celsius in July.
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While the Met Eireann has ruled out any prolonged heatwave in Ireland, they have pinpointed the day when temperatures will be above average for that time of year.
For the week of Friday, July 14 to Thursday, July 20, it said: “The forecast for week 3 is increasingly uncertain. There is a slight signal of higher pressure over Ireland, providing more stable conditions with average air temperatures expected to be above average. Precipitation values are signaling normal or drier than average for most areas with the exception of some northern areas which may see slightly more than average rainfall.”
The Met Eireann forecast for the rest of the week suggests that most places will remain dry but there will be a chance of scattered showers.
“Most of the rest of the area remains dry on Thursday with scattered spells of sunshine and showers. Clouds will tend to increase as the day goes on, particularly in the west, with rain,” the Met Eireann said. scattered along the west and southwest coasts tonight. temperatures will range from 17C to 20C. Westerly winds will be light to moderate, retreating to the southwest after that.”
“Friday was cloudy and wet with the most intermittent, heavy and persistent showers and drizzles near the Atlantic coast. The highest temperature is from 16C to 20C. It will become quite cool or windy in the afternoon, with moderate to clear west-southwest winds and gusts near the Atlantic coast. The wind will change direction from west to northwest in the evening.”
“Saturday windy unseasonal with sunshine and showers. Showers will be mainly in the west and north. Peak temperatures will range from 15 degrees Celsius or 16 degrees Celsius in the northwest to 21 degrees Celsius in the south and southeast, but will feel a bit cooler with moderate to fresh westerly winds and strong winds will be strong near the north and northwest coasts.”
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