‘Changeable’ weather for rest of the week

Met Éireann predicts rain and sunny spells - as does New Zealand-based weather forecaster

Pleasant weather conditions over Dublin city this evening. The weather is forecast to be changeable for the week.

Pleasant weather conditions over Dublin city this evening. The weather is forecast to be changeable for the week.

Mon, Aug 4, 2014, 18:25

The east coast which has been deluged by rain for much of the bank holiday weekend will see bright conditions return on Tuesday- in time for most people to return to work.

According to Met Éireann the last of the rain will clear the east coast by Tuesday morning. Tuesday will be warm with highs of 18 to 22 degrees in light southerly winds.

But further “changeable” conditions are not far away with showers – some heavy and thundery – quickly moving into western areas and spreading east.

The outlook for the rest of the week is for more changeable weather with scattered showers or longer spells of rain at times, with a risk of thunder, but sunny intervals also.

Tuesday night will see some mist and fog patches while Wednesday should see some sunny spells, again with scattered showers in most areas, possibly merging to give longer spells of rain in places, especially in parts of the west and southwest. Maximum temperatures are expected to be 17 to 22 degrees, in a light southwesterly breeze.

Friday and Saturday should see more of the same with sunny spells and scattered showers, some of the showers heavy. Winds are expected to be mostly moderate southwesterly.

The forecast is only slightly different from New Zealand forecaster Ken Ring whose almanac predicts “cloudy, dry, hot, threats of rain and light breezes” for Tuesday. The Almanac said Wednesday in Dublin will be “cloudy, humid, warm and dry [IN]light breezes but Thursday would see the capital have changeable weather with “sunny spells and light showers”.

Mr Ring who claims remarkable accuracy for his almanac appears to have got the bank holiday weather correct. The Almanac predicted Dublin would be overcast with rain and a chance of thunder storms on Saturday, with changeable weather on Sunday and “mostly sunny hot and dry” for Monday.