20 September 2017 14:06
Cloudy and wet in most areas today with outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. However, it will remain drier in parts of the west and northwest. Areas of mist and fog will affect coasts and hills but visibility will improve in the west. Top temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees. Winds will veer north or northwesterly in all areas later today and reduce moderate.Tonight
Rain will continue to affect the eastern half of the country for a time tonight with some heavy falls likely. However, drier and clearer conditions in the west will gradually extend eastwards, with the last of the rain eventually clearing from the east coast before dawn on Thursday morning. Temperatures tonight falling to between 5 and 10 degrees, coldest in the west. Winds will be light or moderate mostly northwesterly in direction.
Thursday looks set to be a bright, fresh day with sunny spells and some showers. The showers will be largely confined to Atlantic coastal counties but a few showers will spread further east. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in moderate west to southwest winds.
Headline: Very changeable weather continuing.
Thursday night: Mainly dry at first, with clear spells in the east, but rain will extend gradually from the Atlantic, turning heavy in parts of the west and southwest. Becoming breezy or windy also, with fresh to strong southerly winds developing.
Cool at first, with minimum temperatures of 7 to 9 Celsius, but becoming a little milder, with some hill and coastal fog developing.
Friday: Cloudy and misty in the morning, with outbreaks of rain. Many areas will become dry during the day, with a few bright spells in parts of the east, but there will be further patches of rain and drizzle in places, mainly along western and southern coasts. Max. 14 to 18 Celsius, with mostly moderate southwesterly breezes. Becoming very windy overnight, with southerly gales developing along Atlantic coasts. Mostly dry, but there will be a little patchy rain or drizzle in places, mainly in Atlantic coastal areas.
Saturday: Very windy, with strong to gale force south to southeast winds. Rain will turn persistent and locally heavy along west and southwest coasts in the morning and will extend gradually eastwards during the afternoon and evening, Clearer weather, with isolated showers, will follow and winds will ease. Max. 15 to 18 Celsius.
Sunday: Mainly dry, with sunny spells and light mainly southerly breezes. A few scattered showers are likely in Atlantic coastal areas. Max. 15 to 17 or 18 C.
Monday: Early indications are that it will be dry, with sunny spells and light winds and very mild, with maximum temperatures of 16 to 19 Celsius, in light southeasterly or variable breezes.
Tuesday: Mainly dry, but becoming breezy, with a little patchy rain or drizzle developing, especially in Atlantic coastal areas.