Risk of flash flooding as heatwave ends

Weather Update

The heatwave ends today but there should still be some sunny spells to enjoy today, although thundery downpours and flash flooding are also in the mix, according to the latest weather bulletin from Met √Čireann. By and large, conditions over the coming days will be fresh and showery.

Early mist or fog patches soon clearing this morning. Some bright or sunny spells in eastern counties today but cloud will thicken from the west during the day. Showery outbreaks of rain will develop across the western half of the country during the morning, extending eastwards during the afternoon and reaching eastern and northeastern counties in the evening. There will be heavy or thundery downpours at times,which may lead to spot flooding in places. Less warm than recent days with highs of 18 to 23 degrees generally in moderate northwest breezes.

Further showers and localised thunderstorms overnight with a continued risk of spot flooding. Minimum temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in moderate northwest winds.

Showery rain will linger across northern and eastern counties on Tuesday with a mix of bright spells and scattered showers developing elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 16 to 21 degrees in moderate northwest winds.

Tuesday night is expected to be a fresh night with scattered showers, merging to longer spells of rain in Atlantic coastal counties. Minimum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate west or southwest winds.

Sunshine and widespread showers on Wednesday, some heavy with localised thunderstorms. Maximum temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees in blustery westerly winds. Showers tending to become confined to Atlantic coastal counties overnight with clear spells developing widely. Minimum temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in moderate westerly breezes.

Another fresh and showery day on Thursday with bright spells and showers, the showers heavy in places with a risk of lightning. The best of the sunshine across the southeast of the country. Maximum temperatures ranging 15 to 19 degrees, warmest in the southeast in moderate to fresh westerly winds. Scattered showers overnight with minimum temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in fresh westerly winds.

Good sunny spells on Friday but with scattered showers spreading from the northwest during the day. Top temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees in fresh westerly winds.

Early indications suggest next weekend will be fresh and bright with a mix of sunshine and scattered showers with temperatures close to average.