Thursday, 28 June 2012

Flash floods and torrential rain-Weather to improve!

Road becomes a river; gear down, keep going-dont stop!
Well what an interesting Summer it's proving to be. Blistering sunshine one minute, monsoon season the next. All very localised too. Met a stream flowing on the road this morning near Hospital, a brutal downpour near Herbertstown and then dry roads and fine sunshine at Old Pallas. All within a few miles of each other! Anyway better weather is on the way, good for picking blackcurrants, making sileage and visiting Yanks-all the important stuff!

Heres what you can look forward to over the next few days; (from met eireann )

Mostly cloudy this afternoon and evening with only brief sunny spells and occasional showers. Some of the showers will be very heavy - especially across the midlands, Leinster and Ulster with the chance of thunderstorms and hail, along with the risk of further spot flooding. Highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees.


Tonight will be cloudy and misty with further outbreaks of rain. The rain will be heavy again across Munster and Leinster with a chance of thundery downpours and further flooding in the far south. Good dry spells in the north and west. Extensive low cloud with fog on hills. Mild. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees with fresh southerly winds.


Tomorrow Friday will be fresher and less humid with occasional showers. The showers will be passing in nature and good dry spells will occur everywhere though sunny breaks will be short lived. Southwest winds will be fresh and gusty. Top temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees.


Friday night: A fresh, windy night with a mixture of clear spells and passing heavy showers, frequent in western Atlantic counties. Lowest temperatures 9 or 10 degrees.

Saturday: A bright, fresh day with sunny spells. Passing heavy showers of rain or hail also. Quite a chilly day for the last day in June with maximum temperatures predicted to be only 12 to 15 degrees in fresh and gusty northwesterly winds. And pretty cool Saturday night with minima of 7 to 10 degrees.

Sunday; First of July: Quite a nice day. ….. It will be mostly dry with sunny spells; just the chance of some well scattered light showers. Rather cool with highest temperatures still only in the mid-teens. Fresh northwesterly winds will drop light.
Clear skies Sunday night and light breezes will lead to mist/fog formation and rather chilly conditions despite the time of year with air temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 degrees.

Next week: Milder weather is forecast (high teens) with some pleasant sunny intervals and although not completely dry and settled a big improvement all round with just occasional showers likely.

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