weathergossip.com - long range weather
The mid part of June is going to be a lot cooler and wetter after all of the sunshine of the first 10 days. Showers are indeed going to be quite heavy in many parts and a maximum temperature of only 18c can be expected in this period. This weather will continue until the last 10 days of June when the weather in Ireland will be ok but no heatwave just a few passing light showers and temperatures of 16 to 19 or 20c
Heavy rain and showers now dominate all the way up to June 18th or 19th with warmer drier weather to follow for a few days
Newport in Co Mayo has won the heatwave battle with a temperature of 25.4c recorded on Saturday June 8th. 24c was reached widely in all parts of the West and Southwest with some areas of the Northwest also benefitting. Its over for now but the last 10 days of June may bring renewed temperatures in the 20s, until then the June heatwave becomes showers bah!Shannon again made hay on June 7th recording a max of 24.6c in glorious sunshine. Heatwave ends on June 10th unfortunately but thats a Monday so may return in time for the next weekend
Shannon got 22.5c on June 4th 2013 with 22c or in or abouts being reached widely. This weather will continue for at least 7 to 10 days
May has been a quite cool and unsettled month. The weather is set to improve somewhat over the next 10 days however with more in the way of warm and sunny weather especially in Munster and Leinster. Temperatures here could reach 20c at times. In Connaught and Ulster it may get to 17 or 18c from time to time as a more prevalent Westerly gets established with the Azores High building in toward Ireland. However there will also be some rain or drizzle at times along Atlantic coasts but amounts will be small.
Against all odds the weather for march is looking decidedly chilly for many now with some snow possible for the East coast of Ireland between the 10th and the 15th of the month. This would possibly bring the heaviest snow of what had been a reasonably cold Winter season for Ireland but one that only threatened snow instead of bringing it and saw most places only average 1 or 2 days of the stuff.
Up until the 10th of March the weather in Ireland will be mild at 11c if rather wet but as the low pressure systems are moving to the South of Ireland the cold air from the North and East is dragged down over us bringing temperatures of only 3 or 4c by day and sub zero by night. The High Pressure may win out in the end but its a cold Arctic High and whatever happens day 10 to 15 of March look very chilly indeed
As we all know March is the March of many weathers in Ireland as the Daffodils come out and the trees start to awaken but this March could be very strange indeed because there are also some tentative signals of a very mild or even warm spell to end the month so there will be all varieties of weather for Ireland long term
Finally Sligo can expect the cold but not much snow apart from Ben Bulben seeing a dusting on the top of it as the airmass will be mainly continental and not Northerly but this week will be quite a wet one in Sligo and it will feel rather cold too with a temperature of only 8 or 9c
So after the cold weather of March what does April have in store for us in 2013. Well it does look quite showery for Ireland and cool also. The temperatures will only hold at 8 to 12c with brief periods of milder weather bringing a value of 14 or 15c. There will be plenty of sunshine in between the showers which will be more frequent in the West and South of Ireland due to the rapid convection here in comparison to the Eastern side of the country. Some of the showers will merge to give longer outbreaks of rain giving a more moderate rainfall total at the end of the month than would otherwise be the case. It is hoped that near the end of the month there will be more in the way of sunny weather and the long term weather forecast for Summer 2013 does look quite favorable at present with some long dry bright periods