It might be a bit early for the fleece pyjamas.
Met Éireann is advising that we might need to hold off on the hot water bottles at bedtime for a while yet due to warmer air moving across Ireland.
The national forecaster says we can expect “some very mild nights ahead” as a tropical airmass associated with ex-Hurricane Sam brings temperatures well above average for the time of year.
Met Éireann meteorologist, Elizabeth Coleman, said: “Currently off the east coast of the U.S., Hurricane Sam will move north-eastwards towards Iceland over the next few days, weakening as it does so. The path of ex-Hurricane Sam will allow a very mild, tropical maritime airmass to move across Ireland, bringing temperatures well above average for the time of year from Wednesday onwards.”
Tonight and Thursday night will see temperatures falling no lower than 16°C in some places, this is above average even for daytime temperatures in October in Ireland.
Temperatures from mid-week onwards will be around 15 to 19 Celsius, the average maximum temperature in October is around 10°C.
Some very mild nights ahead as a tropical airmass brings temperatures well above average for the time of year.
Tonight & Thursday night will see temperatures falling no lower than 16°C in some places, this is above average even for daytime temperatures in October in Ireland 🌡️ pic.twitter.com/KWCfauahqC
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 6, 2021
“The remnants of ex-Hurricane Sam will remain to the far west of Ireland, however, the tropical air mass will bring a good deal of dull, cloudy, and drizzly weather with mist and fog affecting hills and coasts,” added Coleman.
“The front is expected to move eastwards over the country on Friday night and Saturday before clearing into the Irish Sea. It will be followed by an area of high pressure building across Ireland for the rest of the weekend bringing more settled conditions and it will gradually turn a bit cooler again.”