Better Days On The Way As Met Éireann Promise Warmer, Drier Conditions

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Met Éireann have offered a lifeline to gardeners and farmers alike, as they predict warmer and drier conditions for the remaining three weeks of this month.

However, before they can rejoice over the end to this severe weather, farmers and gardeners will have to endure one more week of wet weather, with conditions set to be drier from next Monday, according to the national forecaster.

Warmer weather has been predicted for the weeks leading into May, with temperatures above average for the time of year, bringing less rainfall than usual.

The forecaster has said that farmers will have to face one more week of wet weather, before the drier weather arrives.

“Rainfall is expected to be above average overall until April 14", Met Éireann said.

However, they did provide cause for optimism by adding, “There is a general trend towards high pressure to become positioned to the west or south-west of Ireland, with low pressure to the east over southern Scandinavia and central Europe". 

“This situation would likely produce near average or drier than normal conditions over Ireland". 

They also added that the weather will improve even further by April 22.

“There are tentative indications that high pressure will become more of a dominant feature over Ireland through the remainder of April,” Met Éireann said. “Under this scenario, generally settled and drier than average conditions would be favoured". 

“Temperatures look likely to trend slightly above average", they added. “Temperatures look likely to be close to the average for mid-April". 

"gradual decline"

The forecaster have also insisted that while conditions will be unsettled after April 29, it will remain warm and dry.

“Signals are weak for this time period but they do hint at a gradual decline of high pressure, with an Atlantic regime gradually returning. Drier than normal conditions look set to persist, with slightly above average temperatures for most". 

Ahead of this, weather warnings have been issued for several parts of the country today, including a Yellow Warning being put in place for Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, and Kilkenny until midnight tomorrow.

Occasional heavy rain has also been predicted, leading to possible flooding, difficult travel conditions, and poor visibility. 


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