Met Éireann issues Status Yellow rain warnings for three counties
It's time to put away the barbecues, and swap the parasols for umbrellas, as rain is on the way.
Showers are set to hit Irish shores on Monday (1 August), according to Met Éireann.
The meteorologists have issued a Status Yellow rain warning for three counties; Kerry, Clare, and Galway.
The warnings predict heavy rain in these counties, with the possibility of localised flooding.
Status Yellow - Rainfall warning for Clare, Galway and Kerry ⚠️
Heavy rain may lead to localised flooding 🌧️☔️
Valid: 12:00 Monday 01/08/2022 - 12:00 Tuesday 02/08/2022 pic.twitter.com/2dWODgc3UB
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 31, 2022
The warning is valid for 24 hours from midday on Monday to midday on Tuesday (2 August).
Despite the rain, Monday is still set to be quite warm across the country, with highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees predicted.
"Dry to start on Monday for many with some early brightness," said Met Éireann.
"However rain in the southwest in the morning will spread northwards during the day, reaching the northeast later in the afternoon. The rain will turn heavy in the afternoon and evening and may lead to spot flooding, particularly in Atlantic coastal counties.
"Misty with some hill or coastal fog. Becoming breezier with moderate southwest winds, occasionally fresh."
The warm weather coupled with the rain will continue on for the week, with Tuesday hotter again at between 18 and 24 degrees.
Wednesday and Thursday will come with drier spells, and a slight decrease in the temperature.
Conditions will continue to get dryer as the week goes on, with high pressure predicted for next weekend, leading to dry and settled weather.
But until then, be sure to get your washing and drying done this evening; you won't get a chance to get it done on Monday.
The cooling temperatures are a far cry from those experienced nationwide earlier in July.
Monday 18 July was one of the single hottest days in Ireland's history, as Phoenix Park provisionally reached a stunning 33.0 degrees Celsius.
The sweltering conditions represented the joint second-highest recorded temperature in Irish history, the highest temperature of the 21st century so far in Ireland, and the hottest day of all time in Dublin.