Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland (24 July 2021)

TRENDS for the week of 24 to 30 July, 2021 --

-- Temperatures will gradually fall to near normal values or slightly below, the average will therefore be about one degree above normal as the first part of the interval will continue above normal. Some days later in the week could be two or three degrees below average.

-- Rainfalls will gradually increase during the week and may reach normal amounts in the north and west, to 50 per cent of normal in the southeast.

-- Sunshine will be a lot less frequent than this past week, perhaps amounting to near average or 25 per cent below in the cloudier west and north.

-- Wind speeds will be increasing in stages to reach rather blustery levels by mid-summer standards later in the week.


TODAY will be partly cloudy and rather humid with further isolated showers or thunderstorms developing, most likely around western Connacht, but also possible in a few other areas such as the inland southeast, with northeast breezes bringing in somewhat cooler air across parts of the east and north, with highs 23 to 26 C for many, 25 to 28 C in a few sunnier locations inland west and midlands.

TONIGHT will be partly cloudy to clear with any isolated showers or thunderstorms dying out by midnight, lows 13 to 17 C.

SUNDAY will be partly cloudy with further isolated showers, most likely near the west coast, in variable winds turning northerly, continued rather warm with lows 13 to 17 C and highs 22 to 27 C.

MONDAY will bring variable amounts of cloud and some outbreaks of showery rainfalls, somewhat cooler again with lows 12 to 16 C and highs 21 to 24 C. Some more persistent rainfalls of 10-20 mm possible by later in the day and overnight to Tuesday morning.

TUESDAY will be partly cloudy to overcast with outbreaks of light rain, lows 12 to 15 C and highs 18 to 21 C.

WEDNESDAY to FRIDAY will be a relatively cool and unsettled interval with blustery west to northwest winds at times, passing showers or intervals of light rain, and temperatures considerably cooler than this past week, lows 10 to 13 C and highs 16 to 19 C.

There may be a brief break in the unsettled weather around Saturday 31st but then further rain and cool temperatures appear likely as August begins.

-- Peter for IWO