We could get used to this.
If you’ve been basking in the balmy May sunshine over the past week, there’s more good news on the weather front.
Met Éireann has offered some early predictions for this weekend… and it has us packing a beach bag.
According to meteorologists Rebecca Cantwell and Evelyn Cusack, the June bank holiday weather will be just as nice as the past few days in Cork and it’s all thanks to a little situation that’s ongoing in the North Atlantic Ocean.
“The current fine spell is set to continue over the June holiday weekend and right through the first week in June,” they explain.
“The Azores anticyclone (high-pressure system) is shifted from its normal position around the Azores (and hence its name) up to the north of Ireland producing an easterly airflow over Ireland.
The current fine spell is set to continue over the June Holiday Weekend and right through the first week in June 🌞🌡️
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 29, 2023
“This is called a blocking high-pressure system as it literally blocks out the rainbelts in the Atlantic and diverts away the jet stream and low-pressure systems to the north and to the south and in fact over the Azores, the Azores high has been replaced this week by a low-pressure system and rain.
“Over southern Europe, daytime heavy showers and thunderstorms will occur from Portugal over to Greece, while we enjoy fine, dry weather.”
In the meantime, we can expect highs of up to 23C today, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with the heat increasing again on Thursday and Friday when the mercury could rise to 24C.