Cloudy weather this week is expected to give way to temperatures of up to 25 degrees
IRELAND IS EXPECTED for a cloudy start this week, but sunscreen could come in handy by Friday as temperatures are expected to climb to 25 degrees.
Met Éireann said an “Azores high pressure area” – an area of high pressure extending from the South Atlantic – will experience Mediterranean-like conditions across the country from July 16.
The week will start today with light showers of rain and drizzle, followed by a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers in the afternoon. The worst rains are forecast for the east of the country, bringing with them the risk of isolated thunderstorms and point flooding with maximums of 18 to 22 degrees.
Tomorrow will be cloudy to start with, with patchy drizzle affecting coastal counties in the north and west of the country before the eastern sun becomes generalized, with parts of the south and east reaching highs of 23 degrees.
There will be quite a bit of cloud and drizzle on Wednesday, with sunny spells in the morning giving way to showers in the north and west of the country.
Thursday will start fairly cloudy, with light epidemics of rain and drizzle continuing in the north. It will get drier and brighter during the day, with temperatures highest between 18 and 23 degrees.
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The country will benefit from the Azores high pressure on Friday as dry and sunny conditions will be felt across the country, with temperatures expected to climb to between 20 and 25 degrees.