Pleasantly mild and humid for the rest of today, with a mix of cloud and hazy sunshine. Whilst it will be largely dry for a time this afternoon, heavy thundery downpours breaking out later too, with the midlands, west and northwest seeing most of these. Showers will merge to longer spells of rain locally, causing treacherous driving conditions as well as spot flooding. Temperatures will be above normal, ranging 16 to 20 degrees Celsius (best in the west). Winds will be mostly light easterly, but with sea breezes setting in shortly along western coasts.
Heavy showers will die out tonight, though they may be slow to clear the northwest. A calm night with mist thickening into dense fog later, also causing hazardous driving conditions. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius.
Fog will clear tomorrow morning to give a dry start to the day. Good spells of sunshine will occur through the day in just light northeast breezes, but once again heavy thundery downpours will develop later on. The showers will occur more widely than today, though parts of the east will hold fully dry. Slightly warmer than today, with highest temperatures of 16 or 17 degrees Celsius along the coastal fringes but 19 to 21 degrees Celsius inland, with best values further south.
3 Day Outlook
Sunday night: will be another calm night as showers will die out with clear spells developing followed by patches of mist and fog. Lows of 7 to 10 degrees in light northerly or variable breezes.
Monday: many areas will be mostly dry with sunshine but showers will develop in the afternoon over Connacht and Munster. Highs of 18 to 21 degrees and winds will continue to be light northerly.
Tuesday: dry with sunshine during the morning before cloud increases from the north with outbreaks of rain developing during the evening and overnight. Winds will freshen northwesterly. Highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees, warmest in the south.
Wednesday: rather cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain, temperatures in the mid to high teens. Winds will become easterly and will continue to be light.
Thursday and Friday: sunny spells and scattered showers, afternoon temperatures in the high teens or low 20s.