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23/07/2021

We're in for a weather shock! Met Éireann forecasts a big break in the heatwave weather

'Localised flooding' 'rather changeable'

Met Éireann predicts big change in the weather next week

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Met Éireann is forecasting that our heatwave weather will breakdown over the coming days with thundery weather is set to hit south Leinster and the midlands bringing the risk of 'localised flooding' to parts on Friday.

While, the heatwave will continue for a few more days, Saturday will be slightly cooler with showers in the east and highs of 25 elsewhere with more fine sunny spells.

While it will remaining warm or very warm in some parts over the weekend however cooling down early next week by more than 10 degrees. While there will still be a lot of dry weather the risk of shower will increase from Sunday onwards.

Showers will be more scattered on Sunday and Monday but temperatures will still sit around 24 degrees both days with some sunny spells also.

Sunny spells with well-scattered showers. Quite warm too with highest temperatures of 22 to 25 degrees in a light or moderate northerly breeze. Largely dry and clear overnight however showers will move onto northwestern coasts towards dawn. A mild night with temperatures generally holding above 14 degrees.

From Tuesday onwards we will see the biggest change with Met Éireann describing conditions for mid to late next week as "rather changeable."

They say there will be more showers on Tuesday and "possible longer spells of rain mid-week. Temperatures falling further back, with highs in the high teens to low 20s and cooler nights too."

The forecasters farming section says the high pressure will continue to dominate our weather for the rest of this week, before weakening over the weekend. It says there is the chance of some isolated heavy showers before the weekend.

"Showers will be slow-moving and possibly bring the risk of some localised spot flooding," it said.

The section ads that a transition to more unsettled and showery conditions, will follow for the rest of the forecast period however rainfall accumulations over the coming week are still expected to be well below average nationwide, around 20 to 60% with a little more expected along the south coast.

The section says temperatures will gradually fall early next week but will remain above average through the period. It adds that sunshine amounts for much of the week ahead will be a little lower overall, however they will continue above average across the seven days. FULL DETAILS BELOW TWEET.

NATIONAL FORECAST issued at 4.48 pm on July 22.

FRIDAY: Very warm or hot day with sunny spells. Most of the country will have another dry day but there is a risk of a few thunderstorms breaking out over the southern half of the country during the afternoon. Highest temperatures generally of 26 to 29 degrees. Less hot in east Leinster and south Munster with highs of 23 to 25 degrees due to a moderate easterly breeze.

Showers will die away early in the night becoming dry with a mix of cloud and clear spells. Humid and warm once again with temperatures not falling below 15 to 17 degrees, in light northeasterly breezes.

SATURDAY: Hazy sunny spells for most on Saturday, with the best of the sunshine in the west, it will be little cloudier in eastern coastal counties. Some isolated showers may develop in Connacht and Munster through the evening. Slightly cooler than recent days with highs of 20 to 26 degrees generally, possibly higher locally in the west but slightly cooler along the east coast in a light to moderate northeasterly breeze.

Mostly dry with good clear spells in most areas, but some cloud around also. While it will be a little cooler, temperatures will generally not fall below 13 to 16 degrees in light and variable breezes.

SUNDAY: Sunny spells with some scattered showers developing in the afternoon. Staying quite warm too with highest temperatures of 22 to 26 degrees, but feeling a little more refreshing in light to moderate northerly breezes. Largely dry and clear overnight however showers will move onto northwestern coasts towards dawn. A mild night with temperatures generally holding above 14 degrees.

MONDAY: Fresher overall with sunny spells and further showers, which will be more widespread especially across the western half of the country. Cooler, with highest temperatures of 18 to 23 degrees, coolest in north Ulster and along coasts and exposed coasts in light to moderate northwesterly breezes.

FURTHER OUTLOOK: Rather changeable with a mix of showers and dry spells. Temperatures falling further back however, with highs in the high teens, cooler at night also.

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