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Irish Mirror
Justin Kelly

Met Éireann verdict on 'unsettled' Irish weather as Britain braces for double cyclone

It looks as though Ireland will escape the effects of a double cyclone looking set to batter Britain next weekend, although our weather could become more "unsettled," according to Met Éireann.

Meteorologists in the UK are ‘keeping a close eye’ on two low-pressure bubbles heading towards the UK next weekend. A churning spiral of rain wrapped around the feature is on course to offload a torrent of heavy downpours.

Weather models also show the double-cyclone shrouded in an apparently cleaved section of the jet stream.

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Although high pressure, which promises a dry, settled weekend ahead, may hold it off, forecasters there warn it is ‘one to watch’.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “The weekend and the bank holiday is looking very pleasant thanks to high pressure bringing largely clear skies.

“There’s a low-pressure feature with some significant rain associated with it that approaches the UK during the start of next month.

“This weather system, which looks a bit like ET, is one to watch, simply because it will set up a battle with high pressure and if it manages to get past it is carrying a lot of rain with it.”

Weather models show a deluge engulfing Britain next weekend, targeting northern regions with the heaviest downpours.

However, Met Éireann is not forecasting such conditions for Ireland in their monthly forecast.

They are forecasting warm weather for the week ahead as we end August on a high with temperatures possibly topping 23C midweek. Towards the end of the week, Met Éirenan says "rainfall will be slightly higher than normal on eastern fringes. Temperatures will be just above average."

However, they do state: "No hazardous weather is expected but there is potential for some heavier showers at times."

From September 5, forecaster here are expecting a bout of "low pressure" which will become "the main driver of our weather."

"It will bring generally more unsettled conditions across the country. Temperatures will remain just above average but it will be wetter across the country, with above normal rainfall in all areas," they say.


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