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National Forecast

22 October 2017 05:22


Cool today, with bright or sunny spells, but scattered showers also, most of them in Munster, Connacht and in Ulster this morning, but a few scattered showers will develop in other parts today also. Meanwhile, they will largely die out in the west and southwest this afternoon. Windy at first, with fresh to strong and very gusty west to northwest winds, backing west to southwest and moderating. Maximum temperatures 12 to 14 Celsius. Later today, more persistent rain will develop along west and southwest coasts, spreading gradually eastwards during the evening and early night, in freshening southerly winds.


Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of rain spreading to all parts in the early night, with hill and coastal fog. Drier conditions will follow from the west, reaching many areas by morning. Minimum temperatures 8 to 12 Celsius, in moderate to fresh southerly breezes.


Tomorrow morning, it will brighten up gradually, with some sunny spells developing and it will be mainly dry for a time, with just a few isolated showers. However, cloudy conditions, with outbreaks of rain, will extend from the Atlantic during the afternoon and evening, with hill and coastal fog returning. Very mild, in moderate south to southwest winds, freshening as the rain arrives. Maximum temperatures 14 o 17 Celsius.


Headline: Very unsettled weather will continue for the rest of the week, as Atlantic weather systems cross Ireland from time to time, bringing wet and windy weather, with some brighter interludes in between. It will be relatively mild, with temperatures above normal most of the time.

Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with occasional outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Hill and coastal fog also. Drier conditions will extend gradually down from the northwest, but it will remain damp and misty in places, especially in southern coastal areas. Breezy, in moderate southwesterly winds, fresh to strong on exposed coasts. Mild, with minimum temperatures of 10 to 14 Celsius, (lowest values in the north and west).

Tuesday: Dry in many areas at first, with bright spells and a few isolated showers. However, southern coastal areas will be cloudy and misty, with outbreaks of rain, the rain extending gradually northwards as the day progresses and becoming widespread by evening, with some heavy bursts possible. Mild. Max. 13 to 15 Celsius, in mostly moderate southerly winds, becoming fresh to strong in southern coastal areas. Mild overnight, with no frost.

Further outlook: It will remain very unsettled and changeable for the rest of the week and through next weekend, with occasional rain. There will be some dry, bright intervals also. Currently, these look mostly likely on Wednesday and on Friday, but the timing of the Atlantic weather systems may change. It will be breezy or windy at times, with predominantly southwest or westerly winds. Mild however, with no frost expected at night.

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