Tail end of tropical Storm Ernesto to hit IrelandWeather
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow weather advisory as the tail end of tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to hit Ireland tomorrow evening.
Rain, drizzle and mist returning to the west and parts of the south this evening. Some spells of sunshine occurring inland, especially in the east.
Cloudy and misty tonight with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Very mild and humid with minimum temperatures of 15 or 16 degrees in light southwest or variable breezes. Hill and coastal fog also.
Mostly cloudy, damp and misty with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle to begin tomorrow. The cloud will gradually break up with a little sunshine coming through during the afternoon, especially in the south and east of the province, but a few showers will also occur. Highs of 17 to 22 degrees, best in the east, in light westerly or variable breezes.
Most places dry overnight though cloudy and misty. However scattered patches of light rain, drizzle and mist will occur too with fog on hills. Very mild and humid with little or no wind. Minimum temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees Celsius.
Tomorrow Monday will be mostly cloudy but most areas will remain dry. Sunny spells will develop in a few areas, but patches of drizzle will recur with mist on hills. Staying humid. Highest temperatures 17 to 22 degrees warmest in the south and southeast. Light variable mainly southwest breezes.
Headline: Humid conditions persisting into the start of this week, but transitioning to cooler and fresher conditions from around midweek. Monday night: Remaining showers becoming increasingly confined to northern and northeastern areas on Monday evening and it will be dry countrywide for a time on Monday night with clear spells. Cloud will thicken in the west and northwest with rain arriving before dawn in the coastal fringes of Connacht and west Ulster. Mist and fog patches will form in the light west to southwest breezes. Lows ranging 11 to 15 degrees. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in Connacht, Ulster and west Munster on Tuesday with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Generally dry conditions further south and east with some sunshine. Still humid with top temperatures ranging from around 18 degrees in the Atlantic coastal fringes to 24 degrees in parts of the south and east. Mostly moderate southwesterly winds will be fresh to strong and gusty along northwest coasts. Although there is some uncertainty, it does look like the rain in the west and north will spread southeastwards on Tuesday night with cooler, clearer and less humid conditions establishing in the west and northwest. Minimum temperatures 9 to 11 degrees in the west and northwest, 12 to 15 degrees elsewhere light westerly winds will veer to a light northwesterly by the end of the night. Wednesday: A change in fortunes for the west and northwest with brighter, fresher and sunnier conditions on Wednesday. Cloud and outbreaks of rain and drizzle will linger from overnight further south and east before clearing later in the day. Top temperatures ranging 15 to 20 degrees with light and variable breezes. Thursday and Friday: A cooler showery regime is likely to become established during Thursday and Friday. Some of the showers could be heavy with a risk of thundery downpours at times but there will be spells of sunshine too. Westerly winds will be fresh and gusty in the north. Maximum temperatures dropping down into the mid to high teens, accompanied by some cooler nights. Weekend: Present indications suggest it will still be cool on Saturday with further sunshine and showers, with perhaps milder but unsettled conditions on Sunday.
Weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight will occur through this weekend and the early days of next week.
Issued: 18 August 2018 18:00
Northwest, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1018, Rising slowly
West, 7 Knots, Recent rain, 10 Miles, 1018, Rising slowly
West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1019, Rising slowly
West, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1019, Steady
Southwest, 7 Knots, Fog thinning, 0.2 Miles, 1020, Steady
Southwest, 7 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1019, Steady
Southwest, 6 Knots, Mist, 1.8 Miles, 1018, Steady
West-Southwest, 4 Knots, Mod drizzle, 1.9 Miles, 1018, Rising slowly
Report not available
Southwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 2.8 m, 1020, Steady
East, 4 Knots, Wave ht: 2.7 m, 1018, Rising slowly
Southwest, 10 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, 1016, Steady
Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Monday 20 August 2018 issued at 1800 Sunday 19 August 2018.
Meteorological Situation at 1500: A shallow trough maintains a slack mainly southwest airflow over Ireland.
Wind: Southwest to west force 3 to 4, occasionally force 5 offshore.
Weather: Scattered outbreaks of drizzle with mist.
Wind: Variable mainly southeast force 1 to 3.
Weather: Scattered outbreaks of drizzle with mist.
Visibility: Moderate, locally poor.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Tuesday 21 August 2018: Moderate southwest winds increasing fresh. Scattered patches of drizzle with rain in the northwest later.