Attention sunseekers: Here's what you can expect for the week ahead
Published 20/07/2016 | 08:32
After a stunning start to the week, the unsettled weather has returned with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers.
“I have got bad news – we can’t beat yesterday,” RTE meteorologist Joanna Donnelly told Radio One’s Morning Ireland.
Sunseekers enjoyed a beautiful day across the country on the hottest day in a decade, but many will have noticed a change overnight after waking up to rain.
This morning’s damp and misty start will give way to a bright, fresh day with plenty of sunshine across all areas this afternoon and highest temperatures of 18C to 22C.
While there will be a chance of showers later today and overnight, by tomorrow morning there will be outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards over the country.
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Met Éireann said it will be cloudy tomorrow, with heavy showers arriving in the afternoon.
Those in the west can look forward to a brighter day on Thursday and it will still be warm, with temperatures climbing to 22C.
Forecasters predict the rain will clear by Friday for a mainly dry day with sunny spells and top temperatures of 18C to 21C.
There will be light northwesterly breezes during the day, and by nighttime temperatures will drop to a more comfortable 10C to 14C.
“It’s not all bad – I know I’m saying ‘rain’ a lot, but there are sunny spells in between the rain,” Ms Donnelly said.
The outlook for next weekend looks similarly mixed – while forecasters said we can expect highs of 22C on Saturday, there will be persistent rain in the early afternoon.
The warm spell looks set to cool with temperatures falling from Sunday onwards, although it will be generally dry.