| Réamhaisnéis Náisiúnta
19 March 2018 21:55
Staying dry tonight with good clear spells and northeasterly winds falling light. Turning very cold tonight with lowest temperatures falling to around -3 or -4 degrees and locally to -5 degrees leading to a widespread sharp to severe frost and icy patches.
Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, frost will soon clear and it will be a dry and sunny day. Top temperatures will reach around 7 or 8 degrees in light variable or northwesterly breezes.
Tuesday night will continue dry with light variable winds becoming southwesterly by the end of the night. Temperatures in the east will fall below freezing, down to as low as minus 3 degrees in places, but further to the west the strengthening southwesterly wind will bring slightly milder conditions and temperatures will remain mostly above freezing there.
Temperatures will begin to improve on Wednesday as those southwesterly winds take charge, reaching between 9 and 11 degrees in the afternoon. There will be some patchy rain, mostly affecting northern counties, but the bulk of the country will remain dry with bright or sunny spells, the best in the south.
Wednesday night will be mostly dry too and temperatures will be above freezing for most in light to moderate southwest winds.
Thursday will start out mainly dry with some brighter weather for the east in the morning, but thickening cloud will bring rain in to western coasts by the end of the morning, spreading eastwards in the afternoon. Temperatures around normal for the time of year and staying above freezing at night. Freshening southwesterly winds will back southerly during the day.
Friday will see further outbreaks of rain and winds of variable direction as a complex area of low pressure moves over the area. The winds will become northwesterly in the second half of the day.
The outlook for the weekend is for mostly dry conditions but with mostly westerly winds there's likely to be some showers at times.