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03rd Aug 2023

Met Eireann’s long-range forecast shows weeks of miserable conditions on the way

Jody Coffey


Disappointed, but not surprised. 

Monday, August 7 – Sunday, August 13

At this stage, we are well used to the temperamental weather, but it doesn’t make the fact that more unsettling weather conditions are on their way any easier to swallow.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as next week will see the weather settle a little more than the days prior. 

There will be occasional spells of wet weather, keeping rainfall levels at, or slightly above, average. 

The temperatures will stay at fairly typical heights for August. So, I guess that means it’s a t-shirt with an umbrella kind of weather?

Winds will be light, so that’s something. 

Monday, August 14 – Sunday, August 20

The second week of August will see little change from the week before. Although, Met Eireann anticipate that it will be “somewhat changeable.”

Airflow is expected to be near average; with low pressure to the southwest, and high-pressure dominating the north. 

Rainfall levels will be slightly above average for most of the country, with temperatures that are typical of mid-August. 

Monday, August 21 – Sunday, August 27

This week is when things get a little more uncertain. 

Met Eireann have said that current indications are that our weather will “remain changeable, with no obvious broadscale weather patterns dominating.” 

However, they have forecasted that rainfall will stay slightly above average with, again, temperatures that are usually representative of mid-August.

At least we can always depend on the rain. 

Monday, August 28 – Sunday, September 3

Any hope for sunshine is dashed by the final week of August as uncertainty remains.

In fact, Met Eireann have forecasted their early indications are, “Our weather will turn slightly more unsettled,” as low pressure to the northwest of Ireland provides a southwesterly or variable airflow during this week. 

Again, rainfall is forecast to be moderately above average across Ireland with temperatures remaining typical for the time of year.

We might as well start embracing Autumn now.