Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland (2 July 2021)

Poppies and barley, Glen of the Downs, Wicklow


 TRENDS for the week of 2 to 8 July 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average near normal values, with the trend from 1-2 above normal to 1-2 below later.
-- Rainfalls could reach normal amounts in the south, to 50-75 per cent of normal in the north.
-- Sunshine will be around 50 to 75 per cent of normal in a rather cloudy scenario.
-- Winds will increase at times to moderate or the lower end of the "strong" range near the south coast.


TONIGHT the rain will move through other regions, with 5-10 mm generally, and muggy lows near 14 C.

SATURDAY will be cloudy with afternoon sunny breaks, and the morning rain will fragment to showers becoming more isolated for most areas, with risk of localized thunderstorms developing in the midlands. Rather warm and muggy with highs 19 to 22 C.

SUNDAY will be partly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows near 14 C and highs 18 to 21 C.

MONDAY will be partly cloudy at first, then overcast, as rain develops in the south by late afternoon and evening, with an interval of strong, gusty east to southeast winds and heavy squalls of rain likely overnight into Tuesday morning. Temperatures steady near 16 C.

TUESDAY will bring a gradual end to this unsettled weather as the low responsible moves through Ireland and off towards Scotland by afternoon, leaving a partly cloudy and cooler northwest flow in its wake. Highs near 17 C.

WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY appear likely to remain a bit cooler than average for early July, with lows near 9 C and highs near 17 C, partly cloudy skies with isolated showers.

The pattern beyond that looks rather variable with some warm days in the mix, some unsettled days with locally heavy showers, a fairly typical July scenario with temperatures either near normal or somewhat above normal at times. This leads to the monthly outlook which is a mixed bag of different weather patterns, a bit of everything likely during the month, all coming out to near average overall. If there are departures from normal, they are more likely to be wetter than average and perhaps slightly warmer. Sunshine will be under some pressure to reach normal totals although here again the mix will include some cloudy days and some sunny days.

Peter for IWO.