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Regional Forecast for Dublin

Issued at: 23 January 2019 06:00

TODAY - Wednesday 23rd January

Early frost will gradually clear this morning to leave a largely dry day with a mix of cloud and occasional bright or sunny spells. There is the chance of a few patches of rain edging in from the west later. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in light westerly breezes.

TONIGHT - Wednesday 23rd January

Turning cold again early tonight with a slight frost possible but cloud will build and patchy rain or drizzle will edge in from the west during the night. Minimum temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees, occurring early in the night. Winds will be light.

TOMORROW - Thursday 24th January

It looks set to be mostly cloudy on Thursday with occasional rain or drizzle. Top temperatures will range 7 to 10 degrees in moderate westerly or variable breezes.

National Outlook

Outlook; milder for a time but turning colder from the weekend.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy overnight with scattered patches of rain, drizzle and mist. Minimum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in fresh westerly winds.

Friday: It looks set to be a predominantly cloudy day on Friday with patchy rain. The rain will generally affect western counties with good dry spells further east. Top temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh west or southwest winds. A spell of heavy and persistent rain will develop in northern counties overnight before extending south to all regions overnight. Minimum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees, occurring around dawn.

Saturday: Rain is expected to clear from the south and southeast of the country quickly on Saturday to leave a cold and blustery day with sunny spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in brisk northwest winds. Cold and blustery overnight with scattered showers, some wintry. Minimum temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees.

Sunday: It is expected to be cold and bright on Sunday with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, most frequent in the north and west. Highs of just 4 to 7 degrees. That brisk north to northwest breeze will persist. The winds are expected to ease overnight with frost developing fairly widely. Minimum temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees.

Next week; Current indications suggest next week will be cold and rather unsettled. There will be frosty nights and an increasing risk of wintry precipitation.

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