| Réamhaisnéis Náisiúnta
23 April 2017 19:40
Most of the country will be dry tonight but rain will develop in the north later.Tonight
The rain will become persistent in the north and northwest, turning heavier towards morning. Lowest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees, in mostly light westerly winds, the winds freshening along north and northwest coasts later.
Tomorrow, Monday, will be mostly cloudy at first, with outbreaks of rain extending southwards from the north. Brighter weather, with showers, will follow through the afternoon. Turning much colder, in fresh to strong and gusty north to northwest winds, a few wintry showers are possible in the north and northwest Monday evening. Highest temperatures 7 to 12 degrees.
Headline: Very cold through Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday, with occasional showers, some wintry and with a risk of thunder also. After midweek, it will become less cold, but changeable and unsettled.
Monday night: Very cold and windy, with clear spells and showers, the showers most frequent in the north and west. Some will be of hail and sleet, with a risk of show over high ground. There is also a risk of thunder, especially in northern and western coastal counties. Min. 0 to 4 degrees, with frost in places sheltered from the moderate north to northwest winds.
Tuesday: Cold and windy, with sunny spells and occasional showers, mostly of rain or hail, but some sleet is possible, especially over high ground. Many of the showers will be heavy, with a high risk of scattered thunderstorms. Max. 8 to 11 C., in moderate to fresh, north to northwest winds.
Tuesday night will be very cold, with showers becoming confined mainly to western and northern coasts, some wintry. Min. minus 2 to plus 2 Celsius, with widespread frost.
Wednesday: Still very cold, but a bright day, with sunny spells. Scattered showers also, especially in the eastern half of the country, but they won't be as heavy in most areas as on Tuesday. Not as windy either, with mostly moderate north to northwest winds. Max. 8 to 11 Celsius.
Wednesday night will become mostly cloudy, with some rain developing, mainly in the north and east, but less cold, with minima of 2 to 5 Celsius.
After midweek, there will be an improvement in temperatures.
Thursday: Many areas dry, but predominantly cloudy, with some patchy rain, especialy in the east and northeast. Max. 10 to 13 C, in light to moderate northwesterly breezes.
Friday and weekend: Unsettled. Early indications are for wet and windy weather to move in from the Atlantic during Friday and Friday night, with heavy rain and strong south to southwest winds. Brighter over the weekend, with sunny spells and scattered showers.