I know it’s not exactly an earth-shattering prediction given the summer we’re having but very early indications about what kind of weather we might be enjoying on Sunday week don’t look hectic. The chart opposite (double-click on it to see a full size version and here’s the link to the moving graphic of it) shows the predicted situation at midday on the 21st and is produced by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (or, if you prefer zippy five-letter acronyms, the ECMWF for short). All those yellowy-greeny colours enveloping the country represent rain. Plenty of it, by the looks of it.
I know, I know – it’s often difficult for Met Éireann to forecast tomorrow’s weather with any degree of accuracy and so there’s no guarantee that this longer range guesstimate will turn out to be on the money either. Nevertheless, I think it’s still worthwhile to bring it to your attention and, in doing so, to issue a very early “correct boots, please” notification.