Barry weakens to Tropical Storm status as it makes landUS
Hurricane Barry has made landfall in Louisiana and weakened to a tropical storm.
Overall dry for the day with a mix of sunny spells and cloudier intervals, though a light passing shower will occur too - most of these occuring west of the province. Top temperatures of 18 to 20 degrees Celsius, in moderate westerly breezes.
Dry tonight with long clear spells - apart from a coastal shower. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees Celsius, in light southwest breezes.
Similar temperatures for tomorrow Sunday with scattered blustery spells of heavy rain moving in off the Atlantic. Some heavy bursts further north of the province leading to spot flooding later. Some southern areas however may stay dry. Feeling humid in a moderate to fresh southwest breezes. Top temperatures will range 18 to 21 degrees Celsius.
Rather overcast and damp to begin with localised falls of rain, quickly clearing eastwards. Overall dry for the rest of the day with a mix of sunny spells and cloudier intervals, though a light passing showers will affect the west and southwest. Top temperatures of 17 to 20 or 21 degrees Celsius, in moderate westerly breezes.
Generally dry tonight with long clear spells - just the odd coastal shower closer to the Atlantic. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees Celsius, in light southwest breezes.
Similar temperatures for tomorrow Sunday with blustery spells of heavy rain in the west and southeast becoming widespread into the afternoon and evening. Spot flooding is possible later. Feeling humid in a moderate to fresh southwest breezes. Top temperatures will range 18 to 21 degrees Celsius.
OUTLOOK: Very warm at times into the coming week but with heavy spells of rain from midweek on. TOMORROW NIGHT: Feeling very humid and warm in southwest breezes, with temperatures falling no lower than 15 to 17 degrees Celsius. Further spells of rain for a time, though the rain will gradually clear northwards overnight. MONDAY: A very warm and humid day; breezy at times too in a moderate to fresh southwest breeze. Overall dry with long spells of summer sunshine, though low cloud and coastal fog may affect some southern and western coasts. Top temperatures 20 to 26 degrees Celsius, warmest across the northern half of the country. TUESDAY: Another very warm day with spells of summer sunshine. Later in the evening however, some rain will arrive in the west and southwest counties. Highest temperatures will once again range 20 to 26 Celsius. Southeast breezes will mean that the highest temperatures will occur across the north midlands, west and northwest. WEDNESDAY: Current indications suggest outbreaks of rain will move up from the southwest. However, some eastern areas may hold fully dry. Rather warm with top temperatures of 19 to 23 Celsius, with moderate south to southeast breezes.
Southwest winds, veering west to northwest will reach force 6 at times today on Irish coasts from Carlingford Lough to Howth Head to Roches Point.
Issued: 20 July 2019 05:00
Weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight expected along Atlantic coastal counties Friday and this weekend.
Issued: 18 July 2019 13:00
North-Northwest, 16 Knots, Cloudy, 14 Miles, 1001, Rising slowly
West, 9 Knots, Mist, 6 Miles, 999, Rising slowly
West, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 2.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1003, Rising slowly
Northwest, 15 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1004, Rising slowly
West, 15 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 1005, Rising slowly
Northwest, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1005, Rising slowly
North-Northwest, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 11 Miles, 1004, Rising slowly
North-Northwest, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1003, Rising slowly
West, 8 Knots, Wave height not available, 998, Steady
Northwest, 12 Knots, Wave height not available, 1006, Rising slowly
West-Northwest, 8 Knots, Wave height not available, 1003, Steady
West-Southwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 1.6 m, 1005, Falling slowly
Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Sunday 21 July 2019. Issued at 0600 Saturday 20 July 2019.
Meteorological Situation at 0300: Low pressure will pull away towards Scotland this morning with a westerly airflow following today. Low pressure will track close-by tomorrow Sunday with the associated fronts moving in too.
Wind: West to northwest force 5 or 6. West to southwest winds will moderate force 3 to 5 this afternoon, backing southwest overnight.
Wind: North to northwest force 4 or 5 backing west to southwest on Saturday. Increasing southerly force 4 to 6 later tonight.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Monday 22 July 2019: Strengthening southerly winds developing on Sunday with fairly widespread falls of rain moving in off the Atlantic - heaviest across the west and northwest. Rain clearing northwards later.