Weather update: Long sunny spells, but some thundershowers expected
By COLIN BARTLEY
SPELLS of lovely sunshine will be mixed with heavy showers and thunderstorms over the next fewe days.
Temperatures will remain up in the mid-20s, but it will be humid.
This changeable weather is caused by yet another warm front moving across continental Europe from the Sahara. This is the second of such fronts to hit mainland Europe this summer.
Continental Europe is in the midst of another heatwave, with temperatures in cities from Spain to Germany expected to exceed 33 degrees and climb up to 40 degrees in the hottest areas.
Met Éireann said today will start “dull and humid” in Kilkenny and throughout most of Leinster at first, but it’s expected to brighten up later in the morning.
The national forecaster added: “Scattered heavy showers developing in the late morning and afternoon, some prolonged with a risk of hail and thunder. Warm and humid with highest temperatures of 20 to 24 degrees.”
Tomorrow will see more spells of “hazy sunshine and isolated thunderstorms”, with highest temperatures of between 20 to 23 degrees.
On Friday, it will be mainly dry, again with spells of hazy sunshine with the risk of the “odd thundery shower”, according to Met Éireann. Temperatures will remain in the low 20s, maybe up to 23 degrees.
Looking at the weekend, it will be much the same, cloudy with sunny spells, but the thundershowers should have disappeared by then, temperatures in and around the low 20s degrees again.