Friday 6 December 2019

Weather's on the up: both today and for week

Anita McSorley

There will be perfect weather conditions at today’s All-Ireland final as the heavy fog that has plagued most of the country this morning will clear and give way to warm sunshine.

Met Eireann predict that the entire country will enjoy a warm and dry day, but Croke Park will bask in the highest temperatures.


“It’s going to be a dry day everywhere today. The fog that has gathered around the country will clear and the day will brighten up. Temperatures today will be between 16-19 degrees with light winds. Temperatures in Croke Park will be around 18-19 degrees for the football,” a spokesperson for Met Eireann told


The warm and dry weather that we have enjoyed over the past week is set to continue although it will be milder.


“Any fog patches will clear quickly on Monday morning and the day will be mostly dry with some sunny spells. Temperatures will rise to between 16 and 20 degrees and there could be some light showers.


“Tuesday will be a lot cloudier with patchy rain in parts of Connaught and Ulster but it will still be quite mild with temperatures of about 15 or 16 degrees.


“The rest of the week will be still be mild with temperatures a little lower than the past few weeks.”


Met Eireann put last weeks above normal temperatures down to an area of high pressure that arrived from the Atlantic.


“Last week’s temperatures was one or two degrees above normal and even up to three degrees above normal in the south and south east.


 “There was an area of low pressure at the south of Ireland and it went around in an anticlockwise direction sirring the warm air that was coming from Spain and France.


“That area of low pressure has now moved south and the high pressure is coming in from the Atlantic so temperatures will still be be good but not above average.”

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