Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland (9 August 2021)


Cobh, County Cork.

TRENDS for the week of 9 to 15 August 2021 --

-- Temperatures will be 0.5 to 1.5 deg below normal values, with the greater departures in the inland north.

-- Rainfall will be 50 per cent above normal in the north, trending drier further south where a few places may end up a little below normal.

-- Sunshine will average only 25 to 50 per cent of normal in the north, to 50-75 per cent in the south.

-- Wind speeds will be most frequently moderate.


TONIGHT will be partly cloudy to overcast with a few lingering showers in the north mostly, lows 7 to 10 C.

TUESDAY will be partly cloudy to sunny at times, with only a few isolated showers, and highs 19 to 21 C.

WEDNESDAY will bring increasing cloud and rain arriving in the west during the morning, gradually spreading further east around mid-day, with partial clearing to follow in the west, lows near 8 C and highs 18 to 20 C.

THURSDAY will be wet and breezy, amounts could be in the 20-30 mm range in the north again. Lows near 12 C and highs near 18 C. Winds may become strong westerly for a time in the north (50-70 km/hr).

FRIDAY will continue rather unsettled with moderate to strong west to northwest winds, lows near 11 C and highs near 17 C.

SATURDAY will then bring variable amounts of cloud and a few showers, lows near 10 C and highs near 17 C.

From about SUNDAY 15th to the middle of the following week, there are indications that the winds will turn more easterly but it will remain rather cloudy and slightly unsettled, with near average mid-August temperatures. Once this slight blocking intrusion comes and goes, it would likely revert to the Atlantic being dominant again with further episodes of wind and rain.