Issued at: 13 May 2021 16:30
TODAY - Thursday 13th May
This evening will bring a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. Some showers will turn heavy at times with a risk of hail and an isolated thunderstorm. Some heavy downpours will bring the possibility of spot flooding. Winds will be light easterly or variable in direction.
Showers will become more isolated early tonight, becoming mainly dry in many areas with clear spells and just isolated showers. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees Celsius in light westerly or variable breezes. Mist and fog will form in near calm conditions overnight with some pockets of fog becoming dense towards dawn.
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TOMORROW - Friday 14th May
Tomorrow morning, mist and fog will clear away quickly. Generally dry to start with sunny spells but scattered showers will develop, becoming widespread over the northern half of the province later. Some showers will be heavy at times with a risk of hail, thunderstorms along with some spot flooding. Cloud will build through the afternoon ahead of a band of more persistent rain moving in from the southwest towards evening. Highest afternoon temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees Celsius in light southerly winds, increasing moderate to fresh along southern coasts ahead of the approaching rain.
SUMMARY: Remaining unsettled through the weekend and into next week with showers and sunny spells. Temperatures remaining slight below average for the time of year.
Friday night: Rain will continue to extend slowly across much of the country overnight, most persistent along southern coastal counties. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in light to moderate southerly or variable winds becoming fresh southerly at times in the southwest.
Saturday: Rain and cloud will gradually clear northeastwards on Saturday morning followed by sunny spells and showers, some may be heavy with the risk of isolated thunderstorms. Highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in light to moderate southerly or variable breezes.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle mostly over the south of the country. Drier with more clear spells further north. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in light to moderate east to southeast winds, veering southwest and becoming fresh at times on southern coasts.
Sunday: Sunny spells a scattered showers, becoming widespread during the afternoon with some showers turning heavy or thundery at times. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees generally, but cooler along northern coasts as light to moderate northerly winds develop.
Sunday night: Showers becoming more isolated overnight with good clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees in mostly light northwesterly breezes.
Monday: Sunny spells and showers once again, they will be most frequent in the north and west in moderate to fresh westerly winds. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.
Further outlook: Unsettled through midweek with a mixture of sunny spells and showers. Temperature will generally remain below average for the time of year in a prominently northwesterly airflow.
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.