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28 April 2017 09:59

Today

Mainly dry this afternoon, with some bright or sunny spells. Top temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes, which will freshen near Atlantic coasts later.

Tonight

Tonight will be mostly dry with a mix of cloud and clear spells in mainly light to moderate south to southeast breezes. There will be some rain or drizzle along southern and western coastal areas in fresh southerly winds. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees.


Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday, will see bright or sunny spells in the east and north, but the west and south will be duller. However it will be a breezy day with outbreaks of rain over the southern half of the country gradually spreading northwards during the afternoon. Top temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees in fresh to strong southeast winds.

Outlook

OUTLOOK: Mixed and changeable through until Tuesday, but settling down later in the week.

Saturday night: Outbreaks of rain becoming persistent and locally heavy about southwest Munster, and edging slowly northeastwards over the rest of Munster by dawn. Elsewhere, it will be a mostly dry night with a mix of cloud and just a few spots of light rain. Minimum temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius in strong and gusty southeasterly winds.

Sunday: Outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, spreading to most parts during the morning. Gusty southeasterly winds will veer westerly in Munster from afternoon, signalling a clearance to showers there. This clearance will gradually migrate northeastwards, reaching Ulster after dark. Westerly winds will be strong and gusty for a time along Atlantic coasts of Munster and Connacht. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees Celsius.

Sunday night: Still some rain affecting northeast Ulster on Sunday night, but most places dry with variable cloud amounts and some clear breaks. Minimum temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees Celsius. Winds veering westerly and moderating with a touch of grass frost in parts of Munster and south Leinster

Monday: Some uncertainty in the outlook, but indications are for a good deal of dry and bright weather to begin on Monday, with the best of sunshine across the midlands. There is a threat of patchy rain, mainly about Ulster and southwest Munster, however, perhaps turning more persistent for a time in southwest Munster. Top temperatures of 10 to 15 or 16 degrees, warmest in sunny breaks across the midlands. Winds mainly light southerly or southwesterly, backing moderate to fresh southeasterly in the south later.

Tuesday: Mainly dry in the north and east on Tuesday with bright or sunny intervals. Cloudier elsewhere with a risk of patchy light rain in places. Light southeasterly or variable breezes. Temperatures near or perhaps slightly above normal for the time of year.

Early indications for Wednesday and Thursday suggest mostly dry and settled conditions, with good sunshine and temperatures trending above normal for the time of year, although temperatures may be a little cooler near the east coast in an onshore easterly breeze.
 
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