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National Forecast

24 August 2016 13:06


Staying dry across most areas for the rest of today with further spells of hazy sunshine. Cloudier across west and northwest counties, with the risk of a few showers. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees Celsius, best values over Leinster. Winds will be light variable mainly southerly, but moderate along west and northwest coasts.


Dry tonight with long clear spells. Mist and fog will set in later, especially across the south midlands. Overnight lows of 7 to 11 degrees Celsius, coolest inland, with light variable breezes.


Mist and fog clearing tomorrow morning with a lot of dry weather across the country. However an organised band of showers will move into west and southwest coastal areas early on, gradually pushing eastwards, with some heavy thundery bursts through the afternoon and early evening. Much of Leinster and even east Munster will however hold dry and fairly pleasant for the day, with some warm spells of sunshine ( risk of a shower or two later). Highest temperatures of 17 to 22 degrees Celsius, in mostly light southwest breezes.


Headline: Changeable weather continuing for the rest of the week and over the weekend.

Thursday night: Becoming mostly dry on Thursday night with clear periods developing and just a few showers on western coasts. Some mist forming in places and overnight lows of 8 to 12 degrees Celsius

Friday: Bright and dry in many areas with sunny spells but a good deal of cloud about. Some scattered showers will break out in the afternoon, but they will be mostly light and winds will be light or moderate south to southwesterly, fresh on some northwestern coasts. Afternoon highs of 17 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Weekend: There is some uncertainty with respect to the weekend but latest indications suggest a mostly dry start on Saturday but some showery rain developing through the day with a risk of some heavy outbreaks in the south but this is not certain.
Sunday will see some further showery rain mainly in southern and eastern areas but there will be drier brighter periods as well. Breezy in places with moderate or fresh west to northwest winds. Afternoon temperatures in the high teens.

Early days of next week: Still unsettled, but Monday may well be dry and bright with sunny spells but strengthening south to southwest breezes on Tuesday will bring rain in off the Atlantic later in the day and overnight.
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