| Réamhaisnéis Náisiúnta
19 September 2017 12:36
Mostly cloudy across the country today but there will continue to be some hazy sunny spells in the east. Patchy rain is now affecting some Atlantic coastal counties and this patchy rain will extend eastwards during the course of the afternoon and evening but rainfall amounts will be small and some parts of the east will hold dry. Top temperatures this afternoon will range 15 to 18 degrees in freshening southerly winds which will increase strong later on western coasts.Tonight
Breezy, misty and mostly cloudy tonight, with scattered patches of light rain and drizzle. Heavier and more persistent rain will develop along the west coast towards midnight and will extend gradually eastwards. Some hill and coastal fog also, especially along southern coasts where the visibility will be quite poor. Mild overnight with lowest temperatures 11 to 13 degrees in fresh to strong southerly winds.
Cloudy and misty on Wednesday with widespread rain and drizzle, with the rain heavy in places. A clearance will develop in western areas later in the day with some sunshine breaking through towards evening. Top temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees. Brisk southerly winds will veer west to northwest and ease during the morning.
General: Changeable, with rain or showers at times, but some periods of dry, bright weather also.
Wednesday night: Rain in eastern areas soon clearing. Turning cold, with some patches of mist and fog forming. But toward dawn, a band of showers will affect Atlantic coastal counties. Cold, lowest temperatures 4 to 7 C., in light variable breezes.
Thursday: Some bright or short sunny spells, but rather cloudy overall. Showers look set to affect Connacht, west Munster and west Ulster. But most other areas should see few, if any. Top temperatures 13 to 15 C., in moderate to fresh south to southwest winds. A few showers in places early Thursday night, but dry periods also. Later in the night, a spell of wet and windy weather is set to sweep in from the Atlantic.
Friday: Wet and windy for much of the day, with spells of persistent and locally heavy rain, heaviest of all in northwestern and western areas. Top temperatures 15 to 18 C., in fresh to strong and gusty south to southwest winds. Clearer weather should develop late in the day and in the evening. But southerly winds will increase overnight, with a little rain in places again, by dawn.
Still changeable for much of the weekend:
Present indications suggest that Saturday will be a windy, blustery day, with rain spreading quickly from the Atlantic and soon becoming widespread. But the timing on this may yet change. The rain should clear overnight.
Sunday: A day of bright or sunny spells and showers is expected.