Met Éireann predict a 26C scorcher this week, but there's a catch
Ireland is in for a scorcher of a week according to Met Eireann’s latest forecast.
After a lengthy period of cloud and rain hampering summer outdoor plans, it seems a stunning weather system over Ireland this week will make up for it.
However, there's a slight catch as that warm weather brings the with it the chances of some thundery downpours. So bring you're sun cream and shades along this week, but don't leave that umbrella behind just yet.
Today though (Monday, September 4) it will be very warm, with long spells of sunshine and just a little patchy cloud, the Met Éireann forecast reads.
Top temperatures generally ranging between 22 and 26 degrees, in light to moderate easterly or variable breezes.
Things will be warm and humid tonight with mostly clear skies and just a few mist or fog patches. Later on, some showers may move into the southwest. Lowest temperatures of 13 to 18 degrees in just light easterly breezes.
Here's what the rest of the week is looking like - as of Monday, Sept 4th at 1:00 pm.
Weather for the week ahead☀️
Warm and muggy this week?️
Sunny spells across the country today & tomorrow but by mid this week there is an increased risk of showers possibly heavy & thundery at times?️⛈️
The weekend sees a return to drier weather⛅️ pic.twitter.com/8Ol5kNkkU5
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 4, 2023
Tuesday will be another warm or very warm day. It will be dry in many areas with spells of hazy sunshine.
However, a few showers are likely with the focus of these across the southwest and west, where the odd thundery downpour is possible.
Top temperatures of 22 to 26 degrees, warmest away from east and south coasts, in moderate easterly breezes, fresh on the south coast.
Warm and muggy with temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees, all in just light southeast breezes. While most areas will stay dry and clear, isolated showers may develop.
Not quite as sunny as recent days with cloud building at times, producing scattered showers, some of which may turn heavy.
Very warm and humid, with top temperatures of 22 and 26 degrees, in no more than moderate southeasterly winds.
Sultry again overnight, with temperatures not falling below 15 to 18 degrees as a southerly airflow persists. Some thundery showers will occur, with the east and southeast most at threat.
Scattered heavy or thundery showers with warm or very warm sunshine at times too.
Top temperatures of 20 to 26 degrees, warmest in the east and northeast, in no more than moderate southwesterly breezes.
Patchy rain and some mist in parts overnight with lows of 13 to 18 degrees.
A mix of cloud and warm spells of sunshine. A few well scattered showers will occur, mainly confined to southern areas later.
Top temperatures will range 19 to 24 degrees, warmest away from western and northwestern areas, as light westerly breezes develop.
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