Issued at: 17 July 2019 06:00
TODAY - Wednesday 17th July
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards across the province through the morning and into the afternoon and the rain will be heavy and persistent at times. The rain will tend to break up into showers later in the day with some bright or sunny spells developing by the evening. Feeling fresher with highs of 15 to 17 degrees and moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, which will veering westerly as the rain clears.
Mainly dry tonight with just a few showers and some clear spells. Lows of 10 to 12 degrees in mostly moderate westerly breezes.
Low on Wednesday and Moderate on Thursday.
Solar UV Index
Low to Moderate on Wednesday.
TOMORROW - Thursday 18th July
A mix of sunny spells and scattered showers for tomorrow, Thursday and some of those showers could be heavy. Highest temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds.
Headline: Increasingly unsettled with rain or showers on most days. Fresh at first, but becoming warm and humid from Friday onwards again. Risk of conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight in western and northern coastal areas.
Thursday Night: The showers will die out early on Thursday night with some clear spells. A band of persistent rain will push in over Munster and west Connacht before dawn. Lowest temperatures 10 to 13 degrees. Moderate southwest winds will back southerly and drop off light.
Friday: The rain will spread countrywide early Friday morning, turning heavy in places. The rain will turn more showery in nature later in the day with some thundery downpours, but some sunny spells too, especially in western areas. Warm and humid, with top temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees.
Friday Night: Clear spells and isolated showers overnight, with a few patches of mist and fog developing. Lows 12 to 15 degrees.
Saturday and Sunday: Some bright or sunny spells each day, but showers too, some of these heavy, especially inland, with a few prolonged and possibly thundery. Top temperatures in the high teens or low twenties and feeling warm and humid at times. Winds light to moderate south to southwesterly. Humid each night with temperatures in the low to mid teens. Further rain or showers each night also.
Monday: Current indications are for a very warm and humid day on Monday with scattered showers. Quite breezy in moderate to fresh and gusty southerly winds.
Temperature circle (°C): maximum and minimum temperature forecast for each day. Wind symbol (km/h): arrow points in the direction the wind is blowing. The weather and wind icons: for the time of maximum temperature and minimum temperature.