Dublin is on the verge of sizzling in a series of heatwaves, with temperatures now hitting low 20s and glorious sunshine.
But bring them in while they’re here, because at the start of next week there could be a big drop in temperature.
A cloudy morning in Dublin will give way to a dry and bright day this morning, with dry weather with light northerly winds and high temperatures of 22 ° C.
As the afternoon turns to evening, there is a low risk of scattered showers, but the weather will likely be perfect for barbecues, with relatively clear skies and without a hint of wind.
The lowest temperatures will be 12 to 14 ° C.
And here’s what the rest of this week looks like – and the questionable forecast for next week -:
THURSDAY: Thursday will be dry in many areas and hot with a mix of cloudy and hazy sunshine. Scattered showers will develop from early afternoon. Winds will be light and variable inland, but sea breezes will develop in coastal areas. Highest temperatures of 19 to 22 degrees but feeling of freshness in coastal areas due to land breezes.
THURSDAY EVENING: There will be some showers around the night but many areas will have a dry and mostly cloudy night with some clear spells. Patches of mist and fog form in light winds where the sky is clear. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 14 degrees, a mild night in the north and east.
FRIDAY: Friday will be hot and dry to start with sunny spells in most areas. Scattered showers will start to erupt from the morning as a moderate south to southeast breeze develops. The rain will move southwest from the early evening. The highest temperatures of 20 to 23 degrees, cooler and windiest in the far south and southwest with highs of 17 to 19 degrees there.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Rain will spread over Munster where it can be locally heavy in the extreme southwest, but most parts of the country elsewhere will remain dry for much of the night with mostly clear skies. Mild, with minimum temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in a light to moderate southeasterly wind.
SATURDAY: Hot and humid with epidemics of rain spreading northward throughout the day, possibly becoming heavy in western parts later in the afternoon. Parts of Ulster will remain dry with the best of sunny spells. Temperatures 20 to 23 degrees warmest in the northern half of the country, 16 to 19 degrees further south, with light to moderate breezes from the southeast. Saturday night will be mild and humid with more showers in most areas, some strong gusts possible. Lowest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.
SUNDAY: There will be fairly extensive showers throughout the day, many of which are likely to be abundant with possibly thunderstorm, and limited bright or sunny intervals. Humid with maximum temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees with a moderate breeze. Showers will continue overnight, but there will likely be dry and clearer spells at times.
FUTURE PERSPECTIVES: Destabilized early next week with low pressure near Ireland producing showers or longer periods of rain in most areas. Not as hot with hottest temperatures in the mid teens and mild at night.
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