TEMPERATURES LOOK SET TO GET INTO THE LOW 20S OVER THE WEEK AND EVEN HIGHER GOING INTO JUNE
In the last 24hrs there are very strong signals that temperatures into the start of June will get into the mid-20s across Ireland. The new week across the western half of Ireland temperatures will get into the low 20s especially as we get into the coming weekend of the 26th and 27th of May as high-pressure look set to dominate the forecast,
Heavy rain will again develop over Ireland again on Monday but once that passes Monday evening the weather will become a lot drier and sunnier over the week with temperatures again reaching the 20C to 21C over the week. There will be nice sunshine again over much of the week with perhaps the chance of a few Thundery showers over western areas on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. Each day from Tuesday onwards will see good sunshine and this lasting over the weekend into next week over the northwest, west, south west and part of the midlands temperatures at max will be at 20C to 21C on some days with temperatures over southern and eastern areas that bit cooler in the mid to high teens. UV levels will be moderate to high.
Going into the bank holiday weekend bought the ECMWF model and GFS are showing some brilliant signals of very fine weather with temperatures getting into the mid-20s. In the last video forecast you will notice that I did mention the chance of a northerly airflow showing going into the first week of June and said I would leave and update that far ahead in the next few days.
Well the good news is that outlook has now changed with the ECMWF and GFS showing nice sunny weather high pressure in place over the weekend. At present the sort of set up it shows is an easterly flow which normally mean cold during the winter months but not this time of year so western half of Ireland would fair out best from the current model runs.
Over Ireland this week we will see a good strong blocking high pressure which will remain in place over western Europe for some time looking at things now.
I will continue to keep you up to date on the longer-range forecast over the coming day.
Kenneth from the Donegal Weather Channel