| Réamhaisnéis Náisiúnta
20 July 2017 22:30
Tonight persistent and heavy rain over the southwest will spread northeastwards with the risk of thundery downpours leading to localized flooding. Lowest temperatures will fall to between 8 to 12 degrees with light to moderate winds but in coastal areas cyclonic variable winds will increase fresh to strong and gusty, especially along southern and eastern coasts.
Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain. In the west and north the rain will be persistent and heavy with the ongoing risk of thundery downpours leading to localized flooding. Top temperatures of just 14 to 17 degrees. Winds will be mostly moderate cyclonic variable but increasing fresh at times and in coastal areas winds will increase strong and gusty.
Summary: The next few days will be dominated by low pressure, resulting in changeable and unsettled conditions.
Friday night: Becoming mostly dry in the west and northwest on Friday night with showers dying out and clear spells developing. Showers will continue for a time about southern and eastern areas, however, they will gradually become more isolated towards dawn. Lows of 9 to 12 degrees.
Saturday: A brighter day with sunny spells and scattered showers. Temperatures recovering somewhat with highs of 17 to 20 degrees in light variable breezes.
Sunday: Mainly dry over the western half of the country, with the best of the sunshine there. Cloudy periods further east, with scattered afternoon showers. Top temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees in light to moderate northwest breezes.
Monday: Dry with sunny spells. Maximums of 18 to 22 degrees in light winds.
Tuesday: Many places dry on Tuesday also, but probably generally cloudier than Monday with outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading into western parts later. Highs in the high teens or low twenties.
Further Outlook: Current indications suggest cooler, fresher conditions are likely to make a return later in the week with further showers or frontal rain likely.