Wednesday 13 December 2017

Foggy lifting this morning as warm spell to continue for rest of week

Juliette Comlen Hamill age 9 and Lucy Blayney age 9 having fun in Herbert Park, Dublin today
Juliette Comlen Hamill age 9 and Lucy Blayney age 9 having fun in Herbert Park, Dublin today
Brkeley Bui age 2 feeding the birds in Herbert Park, Dublin today

Winter may be on the way but it's not yet time don your hats and scarves.

The arrival of November will not disturb warm conditions this week, and daytime temperatures will remain in the mid-teens until Friday.

The prospect of an open fire may be tempting as the winter months move in, but temperatures at night are expected to remain moderate for the time of year.

Met Eireann predicts the mild weather will continue until the middle of this week, with cloudy and unsettled conditions set to move in before the weekend.

Karla Finkele, a forecaster with Met Eireann, said usual temperatures for this time of year were around eight to 14 degrees. However, today's temperatures are expected to climb as high as 16 degrees.

"It's milder than the normal November. Temperatures are two degrees higher than average," she said.

Meanwhile, temperatures on Sunday evening only fell to between six and 10 degrees around Ireland.

Ms Finkele added that current conditions had been caused by a warm air flow and high pressure, which was leading to milder and drier November weather.


However, that will give way to cloudier skies and more unsettled weather on Tuesday.

Showery rain is set to move in that evening, when a south-westerly air stream brings more active weather fronts across the country.

"This high pressure we have at the moment is slowly declining, and wet weather will come in from the south," said Ms Finkele.

However, the higher-than-average values are to be matched by heavy fog early this week.

Dublin Airport has advised UK-bound passengers to check if their flights have been disrupted by poor visibility, after the Met Office in Britain issued a yellow warning for widespread fog in England and Wales until Monday.

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