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Saturday 26 July 2014

'Typical' Irish summer makes a return

Denise Calnan

Published 05/08/2013|09:16

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wrap the green flag around me.. one of the disharted Donegal fans at the end of one of Donegal's Biggest defeat on Sunday in Croke Park. Photo Brian McDaid
Pathetic Fallacy: One of the disheartened Donegal fans at the end of one of Donegal's Biggest defeat on Sunday in Croke Park. Photo Brian McDaid
4/8/13 GAA fans Megan Morahan, age 8, Mayo at Croke for the All Ireland quarter finals. Picture:Arthur Carron/Collins
Rain wasn't going to dampen the spirits of Mayo fan Megan Morahan, age 8, for the All Ireland quarter finals. Picture:Arthur Carron/Collins

Ireland’s fling with the heatwave may be over, but so is the torrential rain.

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The weather has returned to what the country would consider a "typical" Irish summer.

Changeable conditions are expected for the coming week with cool temperatures peaking in the late teens.

It will be generally dry with a few scattered showers.

It's not time for the barbecue to be packed away just yet, however. There will be sunshine but the forecast for the next few weeks is a lot more typical of our country’s climate, Met Éireann told the Irish Independent.

The national meteorological service also confirmed the record-breaking temperatures of July will not return.

Nothing could have dampened the spirits of the Mayo and Kerry football fans as they travelled home to the west yesterday evening, but heavy, localised rain hit parts of the country with traffic on some of the country's motorways slowing to half the speed limit.

The worst of the rain was en route to Britain but it was expected to clip the south-east of the country, with 29 millimetres falling in Carlow.

Tonight’s forecast is mainly dry with isolated showers. Lowest temperatures are between eight and 11 degrees.

Tomorrow will be mainly dry again with just the odd light passing shower. Highest temperatures are expected to range between 17 and 19 degrees with mainly light southerly or variable winds.

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