Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland (23 June 2021)

Bray Head, Co. Wicklow today.

TRENDS for the week of 23 to 29 June 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average near normal and perhaps slightly above normal in some eastern counties.
-- Rainfall will average 50 to 75 per cent of normal values.
-- Sunshine will average near normal amounts.
-- Winds speeds although generally light will sometimes be more moderate in western counties in particular.


TONIGHT will become partly cloudy with some longer clear intervals giving a good view of the full moon. Lows will be around 7 C.

THURSDAY will see increasing cloud leading to outbreaks of light rain more persistent in the north (5-10 mm expected there). Highs will vary from 17 C in the north to 21 C in the south.

FRIDAY will turn cooler with a few showers in a moderate at times brisk northeast breeze (40-60 km/hr). Lows near 9 C and highs near 17 C.

SATURDAY will be partly cloudy to overcast with a few showers, less windy but similar temperatures to Friday, lows around 10 C and highs around 17 or 18 C.

SUNDAY is not guaranteed to be dry but the odds seem to be tilting more towards a fairly good outcome with only isolated showers in a northeast wind flow, partly cloudy skies, lows near 8 C and highs near 20 C except a bit cooler in the north and near the east coast.

The uncertainty about next week has also shifted a bit more towards a settled outcome with fairly good temperatures near or a little above seasonal averages which would mean highs reaching the low 20s. However the uncertainty has not really gone away and this may tilt back in some other direction before much confidence can be attached to next week's outlook.

Similarly, early July now looks a bit better in general than was indicated a day or so previously. 

Peter for IWO.