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National Forecast

10 December 2019 21:10

Tonight - Tuesday 10th December

Cold tonight with a mix of clear spells and showers. The showers will become frequent across the western half of the country with the ongoing risk of hail and thunder and some wintry on hills. Minimum temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees, in fresh and gusty southwest winds. A slight frost will occur in sheltered spots.

Tomorrow - Wednesday 11th December

Sunshine and showers for Wednesday. The showers will be most frequent in Atlantic counties, some of hail and thunder, with the odd wintry fall possible on higher ground. Highest temperatures of only 4 to 7 degrees, in fresh and gusty westerly winds.

Outlook

Overview: Staying very unsettled for the remainder of the week.

Wednesday night: A cold start to the night with some early frost. Cloud is going to thicken later and outbreaks of rain will extend to much of the country overnight, possibly turning to sleet over northern hills. Minimum temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy on Thursday with showery outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds with the risk of a period of very windy weather. A large spread in afternoon temperatures on Thursday, ranging 4 to 6 degrees in northern counties but a milder 7 to 10 degrees further south. Further showery outbreaks of rain overnight. Cold and blustery with minimum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in strong westerly winds.

Friday: Another cold and blustery day on Friday with some bright spells but also showers. Some of the showers merging to longer spells of rain at times and possibly giving some wintry falls on mountains. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in fresh and gusty westerly winds. A mix of clear spells and rain or hail showers on Friday night. Minimum temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees.

Weekend: Early indications suggest the weekend will be cold and showery. There will be fresh and gusty winds with the risk of gales at the coast.