Friday 23 March 2018

Enjoy it while it lasts: tomorrow looks like the last day of summer

Brian Hassett from Quin, Clare pictured at Lahinch beach in Co Clare Photo: Brian Arthur/ Press 22.
Brian Hassett from Quin, Clare pictured at Lahinch beach in Co Clare Photo: Brian Arthur/ Press 22.

SUN worshippers should not complacent in the recent spate of good weather – as the golden orb is set to disappear after tomorrow.

While Britain basks in an Indian summer with temperatures in the high 20s Met Eireann has said that Ireland will enjoy good weather today and tomorrow – but it will get wet into the weekend.

And temperatures of up to 29C that they will experience across the Irish Sea will not be replicated here.

 ‘‘Today and tomorrow are the last days of good weather which will be between 20 to 22 degrees with a bit of luck,’’ said Met Eireann forecaster Pat Clarke.

‘‘The high values won’t be repeated over the coming days and there will be more rain and unsettled weather over the weekend,’’ he added.

However, the current spell of warm and dry weather in Britain is also set to disappear by the weekend.

‘‘The nice weather in Britain will disappear fast and there will be sort of a culture shock as the temperature regime will change.

‘‘Places like London are a lot closer to the continent so they get some of the warmer weather but as unsettled weather develops over Britain over the next few days, it will make its way to us,’’ he added.

A high pressure system hovering over the country has been providing plenty of sunshine over the last number of days.

Temperatures from Thursday to Sunday will remain between 13 to 16 degrees with heavy rain falling in from the east.

Today will be very mild again with a mixture of sunny spells and cloudy periods.

The country will be mainly dry in eastern areas, apart from an odd shower, but a spell of rain will push onto the west coast later today.

This rain will become widespread over Connacht, west Munster and Donegal this evening.


Aishling Phelan

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