Dundalk as it Happens
Reports of a heatwave dismissed but local weather should improve as the week progresses
Reports of a heatwave this week have been rubbished by Louth Weather in their weekly forecast for the week ahead.
While it might not be time to strip off a few layers and to fire up the BBQs just yet, things are due to get a little better approaching next weekend when temperatures are predicted to reach the “mid to high teens”.
It will get a little worse before it gets better though with “wet and windy” weather to start the week.
Louth Weather’s report in full is as follows…
- BACKGROUND: The week begins under the control of the Atlantic with a deep low pressure system close by. As the week progresses, high pressure takes charge. The jetstream returns after a long absence and while this would normally be bad news it originates far south of us and therefore will bring with it some decent temperatures.
- SUMMARY Wet and windy to begin but improving with the first tentative signs of a long awaited change in the seasons.
- MONDAY: A decent start to the week with light winds, blue skies and sunshine to start today. Unfortunately it’s what I call a downhill day. Cloud will increase through the morning with rain arriving mid to late afternoon. There will also be a noticeable increase in winds speed. Indeed it will be very windy later with gusts of 70 to 80kph possible from 7pm to 2am.
- TUESDAY starts wet and windy. However a clearance will move in early with sunny spells through the morning. Temperatures could reach 15C through the afternoon and this will cause some showers to form. Southerly winds remaining strong through the day.
- WEDNESDAY looks cloudy. A band of rain will push in from The Atlantic but I’m hoping that the high pressure to our east will be sufficiently strong to keep it at bay. Max 14C in a fresh to strong southerly wind.
- THURSDAY to SUNDAY sees high pressure in command so lighter winds, less rainfall, more sunshine and temperatures reaching the mid to high teens.
Louth Weather added: “I know I seem to do this every week now but the message just isn’t getting through. For the second weekend in a row a heatwave was predicted. I keep missing them! The two previous weeks were all about beasts from the east and blizzards. That’s four weeks of ridiculous weather predictions with zero accuracy. People who believe this rubbish need to stop believing it. Based on the number of messages I get asking for my thoughts on links to weather headlines from the likes of Joe, Her, RSVP, The Sun etc etc means people still think they’re true.”
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