Weather: A mixed bag early in the week but warm conditions to then make welcome return
STORM Hannah huffed and puffed and blew plenty of trees and powerlines down, but in her wake, pleasant weather is set to return.
Temperatures will hover in the low to mid teens for much of the week, before hitting the high teens in some areas in time for next weekend. There will also be plenty of cloud and some showers however, according to Gerry Murphy.
The Met Éireann meteorologist said that temperatures for the coming days will peak for Sunday and Monday but will build up again to a warm next weekend.
“There are no major weather events on the way, but it is a quite mixed week,” he said.
“For the rest of today there will be rain over parts of Leinster and Ulster, while the rest of the country will be fairly dry with sunny spells.
“There will be a contrast in temperatures too. It will be fairly cool in Leinster and Ulster with temperatures of around 11C to 14C there but the temperatures will get up to 14C to 17C in the rest of the country.”
Overnight rain, especially in the South East, will clear into Monday morning, and while there will still be some remaining cloud, there will also be dry periods and the weather will be mild.
“On Monday, any bits of drizzle in the East will clear during the morning and so during the day there will be a fair amount of cloud, some bright periods and a few showers here and there,” Mr Murphy said.
“So, not a bad day overall. It will be a little bit cool on the East and South coasts with temperatures around 11C to 14C, but again, further to the West ,the Midlands and the Western half of the country will be warmer with temperature between about 14C and 17C.”
After Monday there will be a decrease in temperature across the country, with the mercury dwindling around the mid-teens. This will remain the case for much of the week, according to Mr Murphy.
“It gets a bit more unsettled after Monday,” he said.
“You get some rain pushing up tomorrow night, and Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with some rain in most places for some time. Temperatures will be between about 11C and 14C and those temperatures will be typical of the few days afterwards.
“On Wednesday and Thursday you’ll have some scattered showers with a fair amount of cloud but then Friday looks brighter. So, a mixed week in store. In terms of temperatures the Midlands and the West will have the best.”
While he did admit that “next weekend is very uncertain,” early estimations are that there will be a good deal of dry weather with temperatures reaching 15C to 19C.