Tuesday 17 October 2017

Rain and a chance of thunder brings wet and weary end to July

Sam Griffin

More unseasonable weather is set to make it a July to forget with rain, the possibility of thunderstorms and disappointing temperatures forecast for the coming days.

Yesterday was one of the wettest since the June bank holiday weekend with 24mm of rainfall recorded in Cork Airport and 11mm in Dublin by 6pm. Met Éireann had yellow rain warnings in place for much of the day.

And the damp and dreary theme is set to continue with grey skies being largely uninterrupted until the August bank holiday weekend.

Dublin will escape the worst of the bad weather, with the west and north-west expected to bear the brunt of the heaviest and most persistent rainfall.

There will be some more settled weather later in the week but the general outlook across the country is for a miserable end to the month. Met Éireann predicts temperatures will rarely pass the mid-teens.

"It's going to be very showery at the start of the week and the reason for that is because an area of low pressure is going to move in over the country," said forecaster Eoin Sherlock.

"You're talking passing showers and some of them will be heavy on Monday and Tuesday with the possibility of thunder as well."

In the capital today temperatures will hover between 14C and 17C, but it will be slightly warmer in the south. Similar conditions are expected tomorrow but there will be some reprieve by Wednesday and Thursday "with high pressure building over the country".

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