Thunderstorms Expected As Heatwave To Last Another Two Weeks

Thunderstorms  Expected As Heatwave To Last Another Two Weeks
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

2 Jul 2018

Met eireann have stated that; 

 "It will continue warm or very warm and mainly dry with just the odd shower for the rest of this week. There will be good sunshine but some cloudier periods as well and winds remain mostly light."

Gerald Fleming, the former Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann and a member of the World Meteorological Organisation, told the Evening Echo that the high pressure dominating Irish weather looks set to continue:

"More of the same [can be expected]. The temperatures may not reach those stratospheric heights that they reached a week or so ago, in the high 20s low 30s, but they will certainly be mid-to-high 20s which is pretty warm for us in Ireland."We don't often see it and it's really just stretching out into the distance. There'll be the odd break here and there, particularly in the west and north-west, which are a bit more cloudy and dull today, but that's really just a temporary break in what's otherwise a very, very fine spell."

The Midland Weather Channel - who have proven to be spot on with their predictions had this to say;

"The latest charts continue to indicate that the heatwave conditions currently being experienced across the country are set to continue for the coming week, and possibly for two weeks."Temperatures each day will range typically between 26-30 degrees Celsius, possibly higher in some locations."An increase in humidity, however, will lead to an increased risk of severe thunderstorms developing during the midweek period in particular. I will keep you updated on this as the situation develops."Drought conditions will intensify with livestock, crops, and growth rates all at risk due to the lack of available moisture. If you have any knowledge of wildfires please share there location and intensity if possible to notify others."