It's set to be another mostly dry night with cloudy conditions across Co Kildare-and the good news is that the rain might be on its way for this weekend with some light showers being forecast.
Meanwhile, Professor Peter O'Donnell of Irish Weather Online estimates that it will take "about 7 trillion litres of rain to to fall on the whole country to bring it back to zero (i.e. near saturation)" as the current average Soil-Moisture-Deficit in Ireland is around 80 mm.
According to the forecast from Irish Weather Online:
TONIGHT ... Overcast, muggy, some light rain or drizzle in parts of Connacht and west Ulster. Lows 12 to 16 C.SATURDAY ... Mostly cloudy, except for a few sunny breaks in southeast. Warm and humid. Outbreaks of light rain or drizzle in north Connacht and west Ulster spreading to parts of south Connacht, Leinster and west Munster by afternoon. About 2 to 5 mm rain expected. Morning lows 12 to 16 C and afternoon highs 18 to 22 C.
SUNDAY ... Showers, heavier in west during morning with 5 to 10 mm potential, fragmenting to hit or miss light showers 2 to 5 mm further east. This will provide some slight drought relief but not as much as needed (yet). Lows near 12 C and highs near 19 C. Westerly breezes becoming moderate, 40 to 60 km/hr.
MONDAY ... Gradual clearing after some brief morning showers, fresh, lows near 10 C and highs near 18 C.
TUESDAY ... Partly cloudy, isolated showers, highs near 20 C.
OUTLOOK ... Continued rather cool compared to recent weeks with highs 17 to 21 C, a few showers mid-week, then a few more settled days and turning a bit warmer for a time, with the best indications for heavier rainfall now appearing in the period 24 to 30 July.
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