Tuesday 21 January 2020

More rain coming with no signs of summer yet

Heavy rain in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Heavy rain in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

It may be time to book a holiday abroad - because the rain is set to continue and there is no sign of any "stable summer weather".

Met Eireann forecaster Harm Luijkx said the rainfall was unusual for the time of year but it would ease off later this week.

However, temperatures will remain cool and there is no indication of a sunny summer on the horizon as the State exams begin.

"A low-pressure area has developed over us and it's tracking across the Irish Sea," said Mr Luijkx.

"There is a slight improvement next week but no sign of any stable summer weather ahead.


"It will stay quite changeable and cool up to early next week. We can't look much further than that."

The forecast for today is better, with showers and sunny spells. Thursday brings a risk of thunder, despite its sunny periods and showers.

South Munster, south Leinster and the northwest will be worst hit by rain and may even get unseasonal hail in the thundery downpours.

Thursday will be the coldest night this week, with lowest temperatures of between 4C and 7C.

The rain will return on Friday, with some bright spells in between.

Some heavy showers are predicted and thundery downpours are likely once again.


Top temperatures will be between 14C and 17C, with a moderate southwest to west breeze.

The weekend will also be fresh and cool, with showers on Saturday and Sunday, some of them heavy.

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