Wednesday 20 March 2019

Temperatures dip as Ireland faces coolest days since June

Rain has returned to Dublin
Rain has returned to Dublin

Dublin is set for the best of Ireland's weather over the coming week, though temperatures will still drop by eight degrees on the balmy August bank holiday conditions.

As Europe swelters in a near-record heatwave, Irish revellers and householders will be reaching for their jumpers as temperatures drop over the next 72 hours.

Temperatures in some parts of Ireland will drop to 14C - the coldest it has been for almost two months.


The August bank holiday weekend sunshine and balmy conditions will prove nothing more than a fond memory as Ireland braces itself for cloudy conditions, scattered showers and chilly temperatures as an Atlantic front dominates the weather over the coming week.

Today will offer the best of the weather conditions but temperatures will still slide from 25C down to around 19C.

But parts of Connacht and Ulster will see a chilly maximum of just 15C.

Dublin and the eastern seaboard will enjoy the best of the weather.

Tomorrow may also see some spells of fine sunshine, though with the risk of showers, some of which could prove very heavy.

Met Eireann warned that, from this evening, chilly conditions and showers will slowly begin to dominate Ireland's weather.

Temperatures on Thursday will reach a maximum of just 17C in Leinster - with other parts of Ireland facing a fresh maximum of just 14C.

Overnight temperatures will slide to just 7C in some places.

However, it is the showers that will be the dominant feature of the week ahead with rain, including some heavy downpours, forecast right through until Friday.

Unfortunately, next weekend also looks like it will be dominated by showers and potentially blustery conditions in coastal areas.

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