25 September 2016 08:40
Bright and breezy today, with sunny spells and fairly widespread showers. Some will be heavy, especially in western and northern areas, where some hail and thunder is likely at times. But the showers will become more isolated this evening. Cool and fresh, with top temperatures of 13 to 15 C. The fresh to strong southwesterly wind will ease later.Tonight
Some clear spells early tonight and dry apart from scattered showers along west and northwest coasts. But cloudy conditions, with rain and drizzle, in the southwest early on, will move up over Munster, south Leinster and possibly parts of south Connacht. Lowest temperatures 6 to 9 C., in light to moderate mainly southerly breezes.
Tomorrow will be dull and misty in the morning in many parts of Munster and south Leinster, with patches of rain and drizzle, gradually dying out during the day, but slow to clear south and southeast coasts. Mainly dry elsewhere, with some bright or sunny spells, best in the northwest and north of the country. Top temperatures 14 to 17 C., in mostly light southeasterly breezes.
Headline: Changeable and unsettled weather will continue for the rest of the week and during next weekend. Very windy at times from midweek.
Monday night: Mainly dry at first, but cloud, with patchy rain and drizzle, will extend from the Atlantic, affecting mainly Atlantic coastal counties. Misty, with fog patches in mostly light winds.
Tuesday: A dull start for some parts, with patchy rain and drizzle, mainly in the north and northwest, but becoming brighter and mostly dry, with sunny spells developing. Max. 15 to 18 Celsius, in mostly moderate westerly breezes. Becoming breezy overnight, with rain and drizzle spreading from the Atlantic in freshening south to southwest winds, but becoming very mild and humid.
Wednesday: Dry in many areas, with some bright or sunny spells in parts of the east and south, but some patchy rain and drizzle will occur, mainly in Atlantic coasts. Very mild and humid, in fresh and gusty southwesterly winds. A spell of heavier rain will spread from the Atlantic later Wednesday and Wednesday night.
Thursday & Friday: Cool and fresh with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, some of the showers heavy, especially in the west and north. Max. 14 to 16 or 17 Celsius, in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds on Thursday, veering southwest to west on Thursday night.
Further outlook: Early indications suggest a changeable and unsettled weather pattern continuing into next weekend.