Well it is the first of June and it looks like a day for the fire.
Wet and very windy this afternoon, with widespread heavy rain and strong, very gusty southerly winds. The rain will gradually clear eastwards this evening with winds becoming westerly and easing. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.
A Status Orange wind warning is in place for Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath where it will become extremely windy throughout the day, with southerly winds reaching mean speeds of up to 90 to 115 kmph possible. Winds will veer westerly and quickly decrease on in the evening.
There is also a Status Yellow wind warning in place for Munster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath with wind speeds up to 90 to 109 kmph possible. These warnings are valid until 8pm today.
It’s not looking great for the rest of the week either.
Tonight will start off mainly dry. However, rain will develop in the south early in the night and spread northwards to most areas overnight. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8.
Tuesday morning will be mostly cloudy and quite windy with outbreaks of rain. Brightening up in the afternoon with sunny spells and some scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees with fresh to strong southwest winds in the morning, becoming fresh westerly in the afternoon.
Headline: Overall, a good deal of dry weather, but some showers or relatively small amounts of rain at times also, with temperatures closer to normal than recently.
Tuesday night: Many areas dry, with clear spells, but some showers will occur, mainly in the west and north. Min. 5 to 8 C., in a light to moderate westerly breeze.
Wednesday: Most areas dry, with sunny spells, but a few isolated showers will occur, mainly in the north and northwest. Max. 13 to 16 C, in a light SW’ly breeze.
Thursday: Many areas dry, with sunny spells, especially in the east, but rain will develop in Atlantic coastal areas, spreading E’wards later, but becoming patchy. Max. temperatures 13 to 16 C, generally, but up to 18 degrees in parts of the east, with mostly light to moderate south to southeast winds.
Friday: Fresher, with sunny spells and scattered showers, most of the showers in the west and north. Max. 12 to 16 C., with moderate to fresh westerly winds.
Weekend: The outlook is uncertain, but early indications suggest that it will be mild, with a good deal of dry weather, but some rain possible, especially in the west and north.