24 May 2013 13:01
This afternoon and evening will be cool, breezy and dry with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees with moderate to fresh northerly breezes, which will gradually ease this evening.Tonight
Tonight will be dry. There'll be clear spells in many areas. However cloud will thicken in the west overnight. Winds will become light variable or calm and temperatures will fall to between 5 and 7 degrees.
Saturday morning will be mainly dry with sunny spells in the eastern half of the country. Cloudier further west with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle developing along the west coast and gradually spreading over the western half of the country through the afternoon and evening. Staying dry in the east with bright or sunny spells. A milder day with highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees and light south to southwest breezes.
Saturday night will become mostly dry across the country although there is still the risk of a few light showers or spells of drizzle along western coastal areas. Southerly winds will be light overnight and temperatures will fall again to between 5 and 9 degrees, possibly cooler under long clear spells.
Sunday will see fair weather for the majority of the country and for the majority of the day. There is the threat of showers along western coastal areas but for the most part the day will stay dry and there will be good sunshine for a time. Temperatures during the day are expected to reach highs of between 15 and 17 degrees and it will be warmest inland in the east. Near coasts of the south and west it will be a couple of degrees cooler. Later on Sunday cloud will thicken in the west and towards Sunday night rain will reach western coasts, spreading eastwards overnight.
Rain will be heavy and persistent on Monday and will affect all areas. It will break up during the day and become showery in nature but the showers will be heavy and persistent so the dry spells will be short. Temperatures will reflect the poor sunshine and will reach only between 11 and 13 degrees and winds will be moderate to fresh southwest, veering westerly later. The showers will ease up on Monday night, becoming confined to the west and winds will ease.
Showers will start up again quickly on Tuesday and will be frequent and heavy through the day. Temperatures will be low for the time of year and winds will be moderate to fresh westerly. Again the showers and wind will both ease overnight.
The further outlook in to the early days of next week is for continued unsettled weather with spells of rain or showers. Temperatures will recover slowly through the week and westerly winds will prevail.
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