The frost and ice have thawed.
And it looks like we’re in for a mild (if soggy) week as temperatures creep up to highs of 8 to 11 degrees Celsius across Munster.
According to Met Éireann, today’s patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle will continue into the night, with mist and low cloud, but temperatures won’t drop lower than 6 to 9 degrees Celsius after dark. Forecasters predict it will be mostly cloudy on Wednesday with showery rain in places.
“Later in the afternoon a band of heavy rain will move into the southwest and will extend up across the province in the evening. Some heavy and possibly thundery bursts will bring spot flooding.”
A damp, cloudy morning with rain becoming confined to the northeast with patches of mist and drizzle elsewhere. Highs of 5 to 11 degrees (north to south). Breezy, in moderate, occasionally fresh, southerly winds, veering westerly later. pic.twitter.com/soUAPzaMMU
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 26, 2021
Highest temperatures will range between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius.
Temperatures ‘above normal’ for January
“Low-pressure systems will dominate our weather this week, giving us an unsettled week with rain or showers on most days, and strong winds at times.” says the national forecaster.
“The prevailing airflow will be from the southwest, which is a mild direction for Ireland, so we can expect temperatures to be above normal, around 1 or 2 degrees above average values for late January, and mildest in the southwest.”
It will be “quite a wet week, with rainfall amounts above normal in all areas, particularly in the southwest and west, and with soils already saturated prolonged periods of rainfall may bring a risk of flooding.”