“Warm and humid” start to the week expected, with highs of 23 degrees 2 weeks ago

“Warm and humid” start to the week expected, with highs of 23 degrees

It’s as if the weather is trying to make up for the summer, or lack thereof…

The evenings are getting shorter and October is drawing ever closer, but conditions this week suggest the weather is clinging onto something resembling summer.

While a weather warning was in place for some counties over the weekend, mild and rather pleasant conditions were experienced in many parts of the country and it looks set to continue that way for the start of this week.

According to Met Éireann, the start of this week will be “warm and humid”, with temperatures reaching as high as 23 degrees in Leinster on Tuesday.

Monday and Tuesday will also be “largely dry” in the eastern half of the country in particular, with western counties set to bear the bulk of scattered showers or longer spells of rain, which will be at its heaviest in the evenings.

Met Éireann says the weather will gradually turn cooler from midweek onwards, yet the forecast for Wednesday hints at more mild weather, with highs of 22 degrees and “just the odd light shower”.

More dry weather is promised on Thursday and Friday, with showers along the western seaboard and highs of up to 20 degrees.

Heading into next weekend, high pressure dominating the weather pattern is likely to lead to largely dry and settled conditions, with the south of the country most vulnerable to any rain or showers.