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National Forecast

18 January 2022 21:24

Tonight - Tuesday 18th January

Mostly cloudy tonight with some patches of mist. Light rain and drizzle will develop in the northwest after midnight and move southeastwards, turning patchy further south. Clearer conditions will follow towards morning and it will turn colder with lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees with light to moderate west to northwest breezes.

Tomorrow - Wednesday 19th January

On Wednesday morning, any lingering light rain or drizzle will quickly clear to give a largely dry day with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees with moderate or fresh northwest breezes, easing later.

Outlook

OUTLOOK: High pressure establishing itself over the country bringing generally dry and settled conditions. Cold by night with frost and possible fog; some patchy drizzle at times too, mainly along Atlantic coasts.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Dry, cold and frosty with long clear spells, especially across the south and east. Lowest temperatures of -1 to 3 degrees generally, but a little less cold in the west and northwest in light northwest breezes.

THURSDAY: Another largely dry day with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, brightest across the south and east. Highest temperatures will range a seasonal 6 to 9 degrees in a light northwesterly breeze.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Patchy drizzle will occur at times overnight, mainly across Ulster, otherwise continuing dry with broken cloud. Some frost will set in where clear skies persist, along with possible mist and fog. Cold with lowest temperatures of -1 to 3 degrees.

FRIDAY: A dry day with sunny spells and light variable breezes. Low cloud may persist along the Atlantic coast with some patchy drizzle at times. Highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees with light breezes.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Dry for much of the country with clear spells over the eastern half and lows of 1 to 4 degrees. Cloudier further west with coastal drizzle and lows here of 5 to 7 degrees.

THIS WEEKEND: High pressure will stay in place over the weekend, bringing plenty of dry and settled weather. However, patchy drizzle will affect southern and western counties, mainly closer to the coast.