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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014

It’ll feel a bit nippy this week as temperatures fall back

Gone are the days of the high twenties…

IS IT OFFICIALLY the end of the summer weather? Say it isn’t so?

Met Éireann reports that it will be pretty cool all week, with temperatures today reaching just between 14 to 18 degrees Celsius, if we’re lucky, with a moderate to fresh and sometimes gusty, northwest wind.

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We should have enjoyed those great days in the high twenties, right? So, is it time to pack away the shorts, put on tights and pull out the winter coat?

Tonight the cloud will increase in the north of the country, bringing showers, some of them heavy in Ulster and North Connacht.

Low temperatures

These will head southwards and become widespread overnight. Perhaps not electric blanket temperatures, but the lowest temperatures tonight will be 9 to 11 degrees.

Tomorrow, there will be sunshine and showers, but it should become dry and bright in the afternoon. Again, the highest temperatures will be between just 14 to 18 degrees but temperatures will fall back to between 6 and 8 degrees at night, so it will definitely be overcoat weather if you are heading out. 

Met Éireann says it will be rather cool again on Wednesday for the time of year with temperatures between just 14 and 17 or 18 degrees “at best” during the afternoon.

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Just rub it in, why don’t you?

On a positive note, it will remain mainly dry and bright with just a few scattered showers, mostly in the west and north.

More clouds for Thursday with showers in the north which will extend southwards during the day. Showers may be heavy or prolonged for a time in the north and northwest, with the brightest conditions in the south and southeast, where there will be sunny breaks.

Again, temperatures will still be slightly below normal for the time of year.

What about the weekend, is there any hope?

Actually, Met Éireann says the winds will veer northwesterly on Friday and temperatures are expected to “improve slightly” with a good deal of dry and sunny weather.

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However, Met Éireann says early indications for next weekend suggest it will be milder as winds turn more west to southwest. There could be a spell of more persistent and heavy rain which they expect to track eastwards over the area during the weekend, possibly overnight on Saturday night.

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Source: Met Eireann

The weather usually gets warm again when the kids are back to school in September, right? We can but hope.

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