Thunderstorms to hit Ireland before a change in weather conditions that Met Eireann is hopeful for. – – Our News, Your Views

Thunderstorms to hit Ireland before a change in weather conditions that Met Eireann is hopeful for.

A yellow storm warning was in effect for most parts of the country yesterday, causing severe travel conditions and localized flooding.

More storms are likely today and the Met Eireann forecast reads: “Today will be rather breezy with a mix of sunny spells and showers, heaviest across the north and northeast early this morning with possible thundery showers in parts later today. Highest temperatures of 15C to 20C, best values across Leinster and east Munster. Northwest winds will be moderate to fresh in strength,” reports The Mirror.

But there is hope as the national forecaster has set a date for high pressure to return to Ireland. High pressure was responsible for warm and stable conditions in Ireland in June.

Current indications suggest that the week from Monday September 4 to Sunday September 10 could start out warm and dry.

The best of these conditions are expected in the eastern and southern regions.

Of that week, Met Eireann’s long-range forecast reads: “While confidence in week 2 is lower, there is a slight indication for high pressure to be dominant in the southwest over the Atlantic, with lower pressure trending near Ireland and to the northeast. A northwesterly airflow would be most likely in this set up, bringing average rainfall amounts to the north, west and midlands, with drier than average weather possible this week in the south and east. There is a slight signal for warmer mean air temperatures in the eastern half of the country while the west is expected to be about normal,” reports The Mirror.

In the meantime Ireland is expected to endure more unsettled conditions.

For tomorrow, the meteorological agency said: “Sunday will be cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle extending eastwards by late morning. Possible mist or shallow fog patches too. Some late sunshine may develop as the rain and drizzle turns patchy in nature. Highest temperatures of 15C to 18C or 19C in light to moderate west to northwest breezes, best values where sunny spells develop across the midwest,” reports The Mirror.

Looking ahead to next week, it continued: “Week 1 is signalling for mostly changeable weather to continue as low pressure dominates, generally positioned to the east of Ireland with higher pressure trending over the Atlantic. Rainfall totals are forecasted to be below average for most of the country, with the exception being the east and northeast where rainfall totals will be near average. The mean air temperature will likely be normal during week 1 for this time of year,” reports The Mirror.

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