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National Forecast

24 September 2020 21:41

Tonight - Thursday 24th September

Further showers or longer spells of thundery rain early tonight, especially across west, southwest and east coastal counties. Later on, showers will become confined to Atlantic coastal counties, including the northwest, with some further heavy bursts. Drier elsewhere with clearer spells. Lowest temperatures will range 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, coldest across Ulster and Leinster with some possible grass frost here. Northwesterly breezes mostly light to moderate in strength, but strong at times along coasts.

Tomorrow - Friday 25th September

Fresh and breezy on Friday with good sunny spells and scattered showers; the showers will be mainly across Ulster, Connacht and north Leinster. However, it will become drier into the afternoon as showers clear into the Irish Sea. It'll turn cloudier in the west and southwest by evening with some rain in the southwest before dark. Feeling cool, with highest temperatures ranging 11 to 14 degrees Celsius, in brisk northwest winds, easing down as of mid-afternoon.

Outlook

Overview: Staying fairly cool and changeable but with good autumn sunshine at times.

Friday night: Outbreaks of rain will affect parts of Munster and Connacht on Friday night with lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees. Dry, cold and mostly clear across much of Ulster and Leinster with minimum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees. Winds will be light, varying in direction.

Saturday: Patchy rain in the southwest is expected to clear on Saturday to leave a mostly dry day across the country with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Top temperatures ranging 11 to 15 degrees in moderate northeast breezes. It looks set to be dry and mostly clear on Saturday night. Turning cold with some frost possible as minimum temperatures range 1 to 5 degrees in light winds. Some mist and fog also.

Sunday: It is expected to be predominantly dry on Sunday but becoming rather cloudy across the western half of the country with scattered patches of rain. Further east it looks set to be mainly dry with some sunny spells. Turning milder with highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees in moderate southwest breezes. On Sunday night some patchy rain and drizzle will push eastwards over the country and with some more persistent rain possible in the northwest. Minimum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate southerly winds.

Monday: Current indications suggest a band of persistent rain will extend across the country on Monday with a clearance to sunny spells and isolated showers following from the northwest later on. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees with moderate southwest breezes veering northwesterly with the passage of the rain-band. A mostly dry night is expected with lows of 6 to 9 degrees.

Tuesday: Early indications suggest Tuesday will begin dry before a further spell of rain moves in from the west later in the day.