What a scorcher!
It’s official. It’s the WARMEST DAY OF THE YEAR – SO FAR! A max of 27.3c was recorded at Durrow in South Laois beating the 26.2c previous year high recorded on June 18th.
20:09am 23/07/14: Temperature 22.9c. Wind 9.4mph ESE. Barometer 1017.85 hPa, Steady. Rain today 0.0 mm. Humidity 61%, Dewpoint 15.0c. #iwn
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY JULY 23rd, 24th and 25th: A fair start with good sunny spells and some cloudy periods also. Winds light southerly or variable. Warm and humid with highs of between 24c and 27c, possibly 28c. Later in the afternoons and the evenings there is a chance of an isolated thunderstorm developing. OVERNIGHT: A chance of a thunderstorm in the early part of the nights, but it should be generally dry with some cloud and fog patches around. Lows of 14c to 16c in light variable breezes.
SATURDAY JULY 26th: Rather cloudy at first then becoming generally cloudy with patches of light rain and drizzle extending from the NW as the day goes on. Mild and humid with highs of 20c to 23c, perhaps 24c but dropping slowly as the rain arrives heralding a fresher airmass from the west. Winds light SW will back NW and freshen as the rain arrives. OVERNIGHT: Cloud and any rain/drizzle will clear and it will feel fresher in light NW breezes. Lows of 11c to 14c.
SUNDAY JULY 27th: A fine start, however cloud will bubble up during the day and some isolated showers will develop. Highs of 17c to 20c in light to moderate NW breezes. OVERNIGHT: Further isolated showers. Lows of 11c to 13c in a light to moderate NW breeze.
OUTLOOK: The first half of the week will see a mix of sunshine and passing showers – but should be generally light. Beyond that there is some uncertainty – high pressure may return to bring another settled spell with temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s once more – but less humid. More on this later…