INDIAN SUMMER - High Pressure in place over the weekend & Next week keeping the weather dry with sunshine
well in what has been a rather unsettled start to August and the to start September the good news is there is drier and sunnier weather heading this way especially and we will start to see a change from late Thursday this week into the weekend and next week
Currently all models are now showing a strong ridge of high pressure looks set to build from the south of Ireland next Thursday evening and on Friday into the weekend also known as a Blocking high sending the jet stream northwards which is good because that would mean we will be on the warmer side of it.
Currently model outlooks from the GFS, ECMWF, GEM, UKMO, NAVGEM and JMA weather models show this occurring which is very good to see all weather models showing this output.
This Blocking high will divert the usual westerly and Atlantic pattern towards Iceland and Greenland with a more settled and warmer period of weather for Ireland and the UK.
Some models suggest that the HIGH could be around 1030mb to 1040mb which is a very strong ridge of high pressure and will keep the Atlantic out for a good period of time at least up to 5 to 7 days.
Over this weekend temperatures could get as high as 20C and then over the start of the following week temperatures possibly into the low 20s also
This spell of weather would be much welcomed by all especially farmers where there will be good dry weather for nearly 7 days on many of the model outlooks. From this Thursday 12 September to next Thursday the 19th September the weather is looking rather dry apart from this Sunday where there is a risk of possible light rain and drizzle for a time especially over the north and northwest. Rainfall amount will be small on Sunday.
If you are planing on heading to the National ploughing championships next week in County Carlow it looks like wellies a necessity as the forecast for the whole week is dry with sunny spells. The event take place between next Tuesday the 17th of September to the Thursday the 19th of September.
Looking at the end of next week and over next week a number of weather models also are showing high pressure to stay in place to keep the weather rather dry heading into the second last week of the month.
I will have another update on this again at the end of the week.
Kenneth from the Donegal Weather Channel
Kenneth from the Donegal Weather Channel.
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