After the trauma of putting on my rain-gear - still damp from the weekend, it was like wrestling a wet python - that was the least of my worries. To be honest, I'm just glad I made it through the torrential rain.
Terrific news just in from the meteorological service:
TodayWhat a treat. At least the monsoon season will soon be over and we can all look forward to winter.
Scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle in Ulster and Leinster at first. Persistent rain in Munster and Connacht spreading countrywide this morning, heavy in places, with some thundery downpours and a risk of localised flooding. Low cloud and fog on hills and near the coast. Highest temperatures 15 to 19 degrees in mostly fresh variable winds.
Further outbreaks of rain tonight, some heavy. Some hill and coastal fog. Lowest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees, with winds becoming northwesterly and easing.
Bright or sunny spells and scattered showers tomorrow, some heavy, with longer spells of rain in parts of the east and north at first. Highest temperatures 16 to 20 degrees in moderate to fresh northwest winds.
3 Day Outlook
Apart from isolated showers, Tuesday night will be cool and mostly dry with light winds. Wednesday will be bright with some sunny breaks. Good dry spells will occur, but showers will develop and where they occur will be heavy locally, and the south of the country will have longer spells of rain. Winds will be light mainly southwest. Thursday will be a mostly dry [if damp] with variable cloud and sunny spells. Winds will be light and variable. Then apart from well scattered showers, Friday will also be mostly dry [apart from the downpours, don't forget the downpours] and winds will be light.
[PS: Who cares how fresh and variable the winds are, when they're saturated to the point of dissolving? Seriously.]