Rain is forecast at various stages throughout the week and temperatures are set to remain in the 20’s across the country.
Met Éireann are forecasting a dry start for the east and south-east on Monday with patchy rain elsewhere producing a few heavy bursts locally. It will dry up in the northwest and patchy rain will move south-eastwards later in the day.
Tuesday is forecast to be a bright and fresh day with some sunny spells and just an isolated shower. Temperatures will reach highs of 16 to 22 degrees.
It will be mainly dry in eastern areas with some sunny spells on Wednesday. In western counties, rain will develop along the coast in the afternoon and will gradually push inland. The rain in the west will become heavy and will then extend eastwards across the country overnight. Highest temperatures 18 to 23 degrees are forecast.
On Thursday, further outbreaks of rain will develop during the morning. A clearance will open in the afternoon with just an isolated shower after this.
Friday is forecast to be a much brighter and fresher day. There will be good sunshine during the morning, but showers will break out in the afternoon.
Overall rainfall is expected to remain below average over the coming seven days in parts of the east and south-east, but elsewhere values more likely to be above normal.
Temperatures this coming week are expected to be around normal along Atlantic coastal areas. Elsewhere, temperatures are expected to be a degree above average in most areas perhaps up to 2 degrees in the north-east.
There will likely be more cloud around this week and so sunshine amounts will likely remain below normal.
There is currently an orange forest fire warning in operation. Drying conditions will be moderate but will reduce poor at times particularly Monday in outbreaks of rain and again along Atlantic coastal counties Wednesday.
Current indications suggest generally good opportunities outside of rain Monday and away from Atlantic coasts Wednesday.
Soil moisture deficits are very high, ranging from around 30 to 60 mm in Ulster and Connacht, with values elsewhere exceeding 75mm. Little change is expected in the coming week apart from some slight relief in the northwest of the country.
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