Temperatures in Galway will plummet dramatically in the second half of this week, with heavy rain also expected to make a return this weekend.
After a blistering heatwave in the past few days, temperatures in Galway aren’t expected to go much higher than the region of 20 degrees for the rest of the week, remaining mostly in the mid to high teens.
Met Eireann is also forecasting that the rain will make its return this weekend, with heavy showers expected on Saturday and Sunday.
Wednesday will see highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in the afternoon, dropping down to around 13 degrees overnight.
Today will be mostly overcast, with some sun peeking through at times. A moderate northwesterly breeze will turn light as the evening progresses.
Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, with some sunny spells in place, and a light variable breeze throughout the day.
Highest temperatures of 17 to 19 degrees are forecast for tomorrow, remaining warm well into the evening.
Friday will be somewhat improved, with a cloudy start to the day, but some strong sunshine also expected in the morning and afternoon.
Temperatures on Friday will reach a nice high point of 19 to 21 degrees, falling to around 16 degrees overnight, with a light variable breeze.
Summer will officially be over by the weekend, with rain expected throughout Saturday along with a stiff southerly wind.
Despite this, temperatures will remain in the region of 16 to 20 degrees on Saturday, Met Eireann has said.
The rain will keep up on Sunday, though more in the form of showers broken by intermittent sunny spells.
During the heatwave earlier this week, Galway saw record breaking temperatures, with a high point of 30.5 degrees recorded at the Athenry monitoring station.