Cold and Snowy Weather looks set to return
The winds from Storm Rachel that brought wind speeds of 70knots are to be replaced with much colder weather over the weekend with a Northerly airflow and wintry showers of hail, sleet or snow.
January 2015 is going to start out very mild and then there will be switches between mild weather and cold weather. Prolonged snowfall is very unlikely in Ireland for the first half of the month at least and even in the second half the pattern does not appear to be changing at this particular time. Temperatures will range from day to day from 4c to 14c. There will be some frosty nights too and these will see lows of minus 5c.
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.