SIGNS THAT THE WEATHER WILL BECOME DRIER AND A LITTLE WARMER AT THE END OF AUGUST & START OF SEPTEMBER

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The month of August has been a rather unsettled month across Ireland especially for western and northern areas of Ireland with rainfall and temperatures average and just below normal for the time of year at times. The rest of the month looks set to finish on a unsettled note but there is some sign that high pressure may build over the country with warmer and drier conditions.

For the Popes visit to Ireland this weekend there still is some uncertainty as there is a risk a band of rain that will spread in from the Atlantic next Saturday night and spread from west to east across the country. The exact timing of this is not fully known yet but lets hope its Saturday if indeed this band of rain does arrive and passes over. 

This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will see a cool northwesterly flow over Ireland with showery weather with a cold front moving southeast. Depending on how active the cold front is it may bring a band of wet weather. At present the cold front looks fairly weak but this could change in the coming hours.

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The last few days of August and early days of September is currently hinting at a ridge of High pressure building from the Azores which would lead to drier weather with warmer condations .

The GFS model then around the second week of September hints that another spell of unsetteld weather returning and temperatures also dropping of a good bit and turning fairly cool with a northwest to northerly flow due to a deep area of low pressure over Scandinavia.

At present there still is a bit of certainty due to the mixed runs from the models, they have been hinting at warmer weather on and off and also cooler and unsettled weather. This will become clearer over the new week and I should have a better idea by the end of it.   

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