Updated: 24 July 2014 01:00



Wednesday 23 July 2014

today's weather

Containing very warm this afternoon and this evening with sunshine for many areas. Scattered showers could turn thundery this evening across the western half of the country. Sea fog will continue to affect parts of the south coast.

Tonight's Weather

Scattered heavy showers will persist in some western areas for the early part of tonight before dying out. Skies will clear in many places but fog patches will persist on southern coasts and are likely to reappear on eastern coasts at times also; some fog will form inland also. Winds will fall light generally and temperatures will drop to between 14 and 17 degrees.



Thursday 24 July 2014

today's weather

Fog will disperse from all except a few coastal districts on Thursday morning. It will be dry and sunny but heavy thundery showers will develop across the western half of the country in the afternoon or evening. Winds will be light, variable or easterly and it will become very warm in most places; highest temperatures 22 to 27 degrees.

3 Day Outlook


Thursday night will be another very mild and close night with temperatures falling no lower than 15 or 16 degrees. It will become dry in most areas as showers over Muenster and Connacht gradually die out. Friday will continue very warm and humid with highest temperatures of 22 to 27 degrees and light variable breezes. It will be mainly dry with bright or sunny spells. However, there'll be a risk of some heavy or thundery showers developing in places during the afternoon and evening. Outbreaks of rain will develop in the northwest later on Friday night. Saturday will be mostly cloudy. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will spread southeastwards across the country. The rain will mainly affect Connacht and Ulster. It will become light and patchy over Leinster and Munster. It will be a cooler day with highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees and light to moderate west to northwest breezes. Saturday night will be a bit cooler also with lowest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees. Sunday will be noticeably cooler and fresher with moderate northwest winds and highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees. There'll be a good deal of dry weather with sunny spells. However, scattered showers will develop also. There'll be heaviest over the northern half of the country and will be well scattered further south. Showers will continue to push down from the north through Sunday night and Monday. There'll be some further rain or showers at times on Tuesday and Wednesday next. But amounts will be small and there'll be a good deal of dry weather also. Temperatures will be in the high teens to low twenties.