Met Eireann Weather Forecast Temperatures will drop to 20°C due to El Niño as northern lights fill Irish skies
The northern lights were visible across the Irish sky in the early hours of Wednesday morning, including a very strong spotting over Connemara in Galway.
The colorful aurora borealis had night owls staying up very late and stretching their necks to the sky in order to see or even capture this rare moment on camera – which is what one of the local residents Caitriona Moskovskova did.
But it wasn’t just Galway that witnessed the celestial ballet of light dancing across the night sky as observers captured images across North County Dublin and in Donegal to name a few.
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These clear skies at night are giving way to clearer skies during the day too, with forecasters predicting temperatures will rise by 20C again in the UK and Ireland at the weekend.
“It’s on fire globally at the moment,” says UK amateur forecaster TheSnowDreamer. “It’s very likely that it will be the warmest September on record, and this comes after the warmest June, July and August. 2023 has caught us by surprise as a recent El Niño “Relatively only formed.”
MetSwift’s chief meteorologist, James Peacock, added: “I can’t believe I’m writing this but next Saturday shows some potential to reach the top 20s in parts of the UK and Ireland.”
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For Wednesday, the forecaster forecast: “Fog and fog will dissipate overnight. Wednesday will begin to be dry across much of the eastern half of the country with periods of hazy sunshine. Elsewhere clouds will be cloudy with widespread rain and drizzle gradually moving off the Atlantic Ocean, extending The weather continues to be cold in the rest of the regions in the afternoon and finally reaches the southeast. It also becomes sunny with active southerly winds on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and maximum temperatures range between 13 to 17 degrees. Tonight, patchy rain or drizzle will continue for some time. While it will dry out, some fog and haze will appear in some places later. Minimum temperatures range between 9 and 12 degrees, with light to moderate southwesterly breezes.
The National Weather Service added tomorrow: “Thursday will start out mostly dry with a mix of clouds and sunny spells. Overnight fog and fog in places as well. Some uncertainty, but low clouds, rain and drizzle will likely move in from the south, with some uncertainty.” “Much of Ulster will remain dry throughout the day. Maximum temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees with light north-easterly breezes.”
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