By Kim O'Leary
It's set to be a mostly cloudy day with outbreaks of patchy light rain and drizzle with the possibility of more humid conditions entering the evening for Co Kildare, and later this week more dry and hot weather is predicted for the entire country.
Met Eireann has said that temperatures will "be warm or very warm" with predictions the mercury could go "well into the twenties" near the end of this week.
There will be dry and sunny conditions along with the heat, which is due to return around Thursday.
Today will be a cloudy day with patchy light rain and drizzle. In the afternoon a few sunny spells will develop. Highest temperatures will range from 17 degrees in the north of Leinster to 22 or 23 in the east. Winds will be southeast light to moderate this morning. Later in the afternoon moderate to fresh southwest winds will develop.
Mainly dry this morning with just patchy light rain & drizzle. Becoming drier & sunnier through the afternoon in the E & S. However in the W & N rain will turn persistent & locally heavy. Staying cool in the N & W, 12 to 15°C, but becoming warm & humid in the S & E, 17 to 22°C. pic.twitter.com/ydizsQK9Ud
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 19, 2018
Patchy rain for a time tonight but it will become dry later and skies will start to clear. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees. Moderate to fresh mainly southwest winds will become moderate northwest overnight.
Meanwhile, the pollen count for today is expected to be high for those who suffer from hayfever with the grass pollen risk more likely to rise to high during the warmer temperatures but will be more moderate on the western coasts. Weed pollen (nettle, plantain, dock) will be generally low to moderate. Spores will be high occasionally, during the warmest weather.
Tomorrow, Wednesday will be a bright day with sunny spells and it will stay dry. It will stay cool with temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in moderate northwest winds.
Meanwhile, Met Eireann has also released its forecast for the weekend and early into next week Forecast and the weekend will be dry & fine with warm sunny weather. Inland temperatures are likely to get well into the 20's. Current indications are that it will be warm or very warm for the first half of next week & it will continue to be dry.
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