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Issued at: 17 October 2021 16:00

TODAY - Sunday 17th October

There will be a mix of cloudy periods and some hazy spells of sunshine to end the day. It will be mostly dry, with just a few patches of drizzle. It will be very mild for the time of the year, in a light to moderate southwest breeze.


Tonight will be mostly cloudy with isolated patches of drizzle early on. A more persistent band of rain and drizzle will spread from the southwest later in the night, with mist and fog patches forming on hills and in some coastal areas. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees, with light south to southeast winds freshening as the night progresses.

Solar UV Index


UV Index

TOMORROW - Monday 18th October

It will be a cloudy and misty start to tomorrow, Monday with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the morning. The rain will clear in the afternoon and the rest of the day will be mostly dry. It will be another very mild day, with highs of 16 to 18 degrees. Moderate or fresh, south to southeast winds will ease by evening.

National Outlook

Overview: Rather unsettled with rain or showers on most days. Very mild at first but turning fresher from Wednesday.

Monday night: Mild overnight with patches of mist and drizzle. A spell of heavy rain will develop in southern counties early in the night, extending to all regions during the night. Some localised surface flooding is possible. Minimum temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in moderate south or southeast winds.

Tuesday: It looks set to start wet and blustery on Tuesday morning with outbreaks of rain. Turning more showery during the afternoon with lengthy dry periods developing and some sunny intervals, the best of these in the east. Very mild with top temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees in fresh southwest winds. On Tuesday night, there'll be clear spells and some patches of mist and drizzle at first. Later in the night, a spell of rain is forecast to spread over the country. Becoming fresher overnight with minimum temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees by dawn on Wednesday.

Wednesday: A wet start on Wednesday with outbreaks of rain. A clearance to bright spells and showers will spread from the west for the afternoon. However, another spell of heavy rain is possible in the south and west by evening. A fresher day with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest winds, strong at times on Atlantic coasts. Showery outbreaks of rain on Wednesday night with the best of any dry and clear weather across northern counties. A chilly night with lowest temperatures of around 2 to 6 degrees with moderate northwest breezes developing.

Thursday: Thursday looks set to be a fresh and blustery day with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will chiefly affect coastal counties of the west and north with a few hail showers possible. Highest temperatures ranging from around 10 to 13 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty northerly winds. Most areas becoming dry on Thursday night but a few showers will continue in coastal counties of the west and north. A chilly night with lows of 3 to 7 degrees in a moderate northwest breeze.

Friday: It is expected to be mainly dry on Friday with bright spells and just a few passing light showers. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate westerly winds.

Weekend: Early indications suggest it will turn unsettled again for the weekend with wet and windy weather spreading from the Atlantic.


Met Éireann

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