Mainly Dry some rain
Dry weather will dominate Irelands weather this week with sun and temperatures up to 12c. Some rain to fall in the East. Heavy rainfall has brought flooding to many parts of Ireland in the past few days and this looks set to continue on and off for much of the month. At the moment there is no real sign of any cold weather on the horizon but there will be a few frosty nights at times. Its a familiar picture mild with the rain with cooler weather with the clearance. The very end of November is where we see the first signs of any snow falling in Ireland but it may just stay too mild for this at 6 or 7c. Rainfall so far for November has been 1.5 to 2 times the normal values that we would expect for the month. This trend continues into next week when the temperature drops below 10c both day and night. There may be wintry flurries above 300m in the North
Ex Hurricane Gonzalo moves to the Northwest of Ireland on Monday night and into Tuesday. Winds will be 60knots and tides will be 5m off the West coast causing a little coastal flooding. A very unsettled period of weather is now upon us in Ireland. The next 7 to 10 days weather is set to be wet and windy. The temperatures this week are going to be 15 to 18c in any sunshine but after the weekend it will be back at 12 to 14c as much fresher air feeds in bringing showers off the Atlantic. Rainfall in the West and South could be as high as 100mm in this period. In most other places it will be around 40mm so still wetter than normal. Winds will start off from a Southerly source but will move to a Westerly early next week.
Rain and wind have brought over 40mm to parts of Ireland. There is an unsettled cool week ahead with showers or rain every day. Only 11 to 14c
September is going to be a reasonably dry month for Ireland especially in the first half of the month with temperatures around normal at 17 to 20c. After midmonth more unsettled weather tries to push in and this will be most likely in the last week of the month. Overall temperatures will be slightly above average, sunshine will be above average and rainfall will be well below average.
Dublin Heavy Rainstorm but little flooding - why?
August 2nd 2014 saw some really torrential rain in Dublin as over 90mm of rain fell. In normal circumstances this would have resulted in severe flooding. However due to the dry nature of the Summer up to now the rains caused little flooding apart from some road flooding on the M1 and M50. Land saturation did not occur to any great scale and by Monday 4th August it was a case of what rain?
So far this year there has not been any extraordinary weather apart from the stormy tidal Winter and the warmest temperature for the year at 27.7c in Oak Park on 25th July.