National Forecast

Issued at: 13 April 2024 13:27

TODAY - Saturday 13th April

Lingering rain in the southeast will clear early this afternoon. Otherwise it will be bright with sunny spells and scattered blustery showers, most frequent over the northern half of the country. Cool and breezy with highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees in fresh and gusty westerly winds.

TONIGHT

Tonight will become mainly dry with clear spells as showers become isolated. Fresh and gusty westerly winds will gradually ease, becoming light southerly overnight. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees, coldest in the southeast.

TOMORROW - Sunday 14th April

Sunday will start off mainly dry with sunny spells and isolated showers. Showery outbreaks of rain will develop in the west and northwest in the morning, spreading southeastwards to all areas during the afternoon and continuing through the day. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.

National Outlook

Headline: Cold and showery early in the week. Milder and drier later in the week.

Sunday night will be cold and blustery with showers continuing and merging to longer spells of rain at times. Some heavy falls can be expected with hail and thunder possible. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh, gusty southwest to west winds, increasing strong on west and north coasts.

Monday will be cool and windy with a mix of sunshine and blustery showers, some heavy with hail in the north and northwest. Fresh to strong and gusty northwest winds and highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees. On Monday night showers will become confined to the west and north with clear spells developing elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with northwest winds gradually moderating.

Tuesday will continue cool with sunny spells and showers, most frequent in the west and north. Highest temperatures 9 to 13 degrees with moderate to fresh northwest winds. Tuesday night will be cold and mainly dry with clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees.

Wednesday looks like being dry for much of the day. But rain will spread southeastwards through the evening and night. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with moderate to fresh northerly winds.

Further Outlook: Thursday looks like bringing sunny spells and scattered showers with indications of drier weather developing for the end of the week. Temperatures will recover and will reach the low teens.