Temperatures across Ireland set to reach ‘Azores high’ this week

Summer has arrived as temperatures across Ireland are set to reach highs of 25 C (77 F) this week.

Temperatures across Ireland are set to reach ‘Azores high’ this week, giving the perfect conditions for outdoor dining.

Met Éireann has forecast a week of glorious sunshine across the Emerald Isle following a sunny bank holiday weekend. Dublin and the east coast are set to see the most sunshine, with temperatures reaching highs of 25 C (77 F).

Summer has arrived – perfect timing

Ireland temperatures to reach ‘Azores high’ this week.
Credit: Fáilte Ireland

Restrictions have eased, and Irish restaurants are now allowed to open for outdoor dining. Thus, both diners and restaurant and bar owners will be delighted to hear that temperatures across Ireland are set to reach ‘Azores high’ this week.

Despite the risk of the odd shower (it is Ireland, after all), the Emerald Isle is set to bask in a week of glorious sunshine and balmy temperatures.

So, grab your sunscreen and sandals, book into your favourite restaurant for an outdoor meal, and prepare to enjoy the start of Ireland’ summer.

Mediterranean-style conditions – here comes the sun

Mediterranean conditions across the Emerald Isle.
Credit: Tourism Ireland

Temperatures across Ireland are set to reach a so-called ‘Azores high’ this week, bringing Mediterranean-style conditions. This is due to a high-pressure zone from the Azores expected to settle over Ireland for a couple of days mid-week.

A jet stream is driving this high-pressure zone over the Emerald Isle. It is set to bring glorious sunny conditions across the country, particularly over Dublin and the east coast.

However, Met Éireann has warned that conditions are not set to pick up over Ireland until Wednesday. They stated that the first half of the week would be defined by clouds and drizzle.

When to expect the best conditions – second half of the week

Temperatures in Ireland set to reach ‘Azores high’.
Credit: Tourism Ireland

Are you planning on having a BBQ, heading to the beach, or making the most of outdoor dining at your favourite restaurant? If so, you may want to wait until the end of the week.

With the forecast that temperatures across Ireland are set to reach ‘Azores high’ this week, Met Éireann predict that Thursday will enjoy the best conditions.

From Wednesday night, conditions will start to become increasingly warm and humid along Ireland’s east coast. However, Met Éireann said that counties along the Wild Atlantic Way would see the highest risk of rain showers.

A Met Éireann forecaster spoke about what to expect moving into the last half of the week.

They predicted, “Thursday will be warm, humid, and breezy with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle. It will be somewhat drier and brighter across the eastern half of the country.

“Friday will brighten with sunny spells into the afternoon. After a mostly cloudy start, though, it will feel a little fresher. The highest temperatures will range from 15 C (59 F) to 21 C (69.8 F).”

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