IRELAND SET FOR A MILD AND DRY WEEK NEXT WEEK WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE

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Rainfall passing over Ireland on Tuesday with sunny spells following behind.

Rainfall passing over Ireland on Tuesday with sunny spells following behind.

On Saturday it is the first meteorological day of Autumn across Ireland and the UK and the start of September is looking like a rather nice and dry one too with the possible chance of temperatures getting up into the mid 20s in the second week of the month.

12 days ago Donegal Weather Channel updated its long term forecast for the start of September talking about strong signals of high pressure building over the first and second week of September and this is the.

First of looking at this weekend the first of the Autumn season 2018 in Ireland it looks rather mixed. Saturday will be a dry day across Ireland with good sunny spells to in places with temperatures as high as 19C. On Sunday a band of rain will extend in from the west around midday and move eastwards across Ireland over the afternoon clearing Western ,Northwestern and southwestern are by nightfall and everywhere else after midnight. Sunday will be the last day we see any real rain for the next week to 10 days at least as high pressure begins to build over the early days of next week.

On Monday high pressure starts to build from the Azores across Ireland and centered over the the southwest of the country shown below winds will be northerly in direction so it will be rather cool with top temperatures of 16C.

High pressure starting to build over Ireland at the start of next week

High pressure starting to build over Ireland at the start of next week

 Over the week this high pressure will move northeast wards and remain over Ireland over the week keeping the weather dry and mild with temperatures over the week at max around 19C to 20C across Ireland. 

High pressure over Ireland next Thursday and Friday with a southwesterly airflow

High pressure over Ireland next Thursday and Friday with a southwesterly airflow

Over next weekend that ridge of High pressure is still in place but centered over Scandinavia with a east to northeast airflow over Ireland with temperatures still in the high teens to low 20s across the country. 

High pressure centered over Scandinavia next weekend

High pressure centered over Scandinavia next weekend

The latest CFS model is showing strong signals in the tropical Atlantic around mid September of low pressure which could lead to a very active spell of weather for the end of the month of September with much more unsettled weather moving in from the Atlantic as tropical depressions and hurricanes season gets going and could have a big influence on the Atlantic pattern and jet stream. It will be one to watch.

For anyone who did not see my post this morning about the talk going around in the media about Ireland to be hit with a Hurricane in the next two weeks this is a load of crap talk. There are no signs or signals that Ireland will be hit with a Hurricane.

Tropical storms getting caught up in the jet stream can effect the weather in Ireland but at that stage they have moved out of the warmer water of the tropical Atlantic and into the cold water of the mid and north Atlantic and lost all strength.

That is it for this update I will have another over the weekend.

Enjoy your Friday and weekend

  

Kenneth Mc Donagh from the Donegal Weather Channel

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