Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann is forecasting more changeable weather over the August Bank Holiday weekend, with regular showers and cloud broken up by occasional sun(...)

Punters at the Galway Races attempt to take shelter from the rain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The month of July is not yet over, yet it is already shaping up to be one of the most miserable in recent years. Some of the parts of the country hav(...)

Pilgrims struggle against the weather during the climb to Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Met Éireann has said the last week of July will feature rain, patches of sun and more cool temperatures. Following the warm, dry weather that marked (...)

Pilgrims at the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday. The annual climb takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When high winds whisked the glass oratory off the tiny church on Croagh Patrick’s summit, John Cummins knew the mountain was in trouble. Cummins, who (...)

Climate change: 2015 may also push its way into the top 10 group because a strong El Nino - which climatologists refer to as the Southern Oscillation - seems to have formed. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The relentless rise in global temperatures continues with scientists declaring 2014 the hottest year yet recorded. And they believe that 2015 will als(...)

Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare will have strong winds of up to 65km/h. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare, with strong winds of up to 65km/h and gust(...)

An illustration of St Swithin, Bishop of Winchester, who died in 862. Image: Getty

If the legend of St Swithin is to be believed, Ireland looks set for mostly fair weather until mid-August. But don’t hold us to that. According to f(...)

Goslings take a dip at the Brentanobad, joining pool-goers trying to cool down during the heatwave in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Laura Lewandowski/EPA

As temperatures across Europe continue to burn things back home have begun to cool down following Wednesday’s warm, humid conditions. Cloud wil(...)

Teenagers jump into the sea at the Forty Foot in Dublin during a spell of good weather in June. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Dublin had its driest June for 40 years, according to Met Éireann’s latest weather forecast. The station at the Phoenix Park recorded just 11.5mms o(...)

People cool off in a fountain of a park in Madrid as a major heatwave spreads up through Europe, with temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

The warm summer weather is set to continue through Wednesday, although cooler and cloudier conditions have set in across the west and southwest of the(...)