Welcome to August. Please collect your umbrella.
This week’s mini heatwave has been rudely interrupted by an all-out deluge, complete with thunder and lightning across Cork last night.
And it’s not about to get much better today; according to Met Éireann.
Thursday morning will start mostly cloudy with showers, some heavy or thunder. While temperatures will range between 20C to 24C with some bright spells developing later, the risk of isolated heavy showers continues, “particularly in the south and southwest”.
According to the national forecaster “it will remain warm, humid and murky with some heavy or thundery showers persisting, especially in the south.
Cloudy and misty this morning with showers, heavy and thundery in the south and west. Sunny spells developing later with further showers in the afternoon and evening, mainly in the south and southwest, with heavy and thundery downpours likely. Highs of 21 to 26 degrees. pic.twitter.com/gSKWGBfdOR
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 13, 2020
“Thursday night: Muggy and mostly cloudy with showers continuing in the south of the country, drier with clear spells elsewhere. Remaining very humid with low temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in mostly light northeasterly breezes.”
And on Friday?
“Murky, misty and mostly cloudy to start with the continued risk of showers or longer spells of rain in Munster and south Leinster and Connacht, while remaining mostly dry elsewhere. Staying warm and humid with high temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees,”