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Issued at: 22 October 2021 06:00

TODAY - Friday 22nd October

A mix of cloud and bright spells today. Generally dry but there'll be a few showers about. Highest temperatures ranging 11 to 14 degrees in moderate westerly winds.


Showers will largely die out tonight to leave most areas dry. Lowest temperatures of around 8 to 12 degrees with southerly breezes increasing fresh overnight and gales will develop on Atlantic coasts.

TOMORROW - Saturday 23rd October

On Saturday morning, rain will spread from the west, turning heavy and persistent. Further outbreaks of rain during the afternoon and evening, bringing a risk of localised flooding. Mild and windy with highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees in strong and gusty southerly winds.

National Outlook

Overview: Staying unsettled.

Saturday night: A wet start on Saturday night with outbreaks of rain. There'll be further heavy falls in places with a risk of some localised flooding. Rain will clear eastwards into the Irish Sea later in the night with scattered showers following from the west. A mild night with lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in fresh southwest winds.

Sunday: Bright spells and showers on Sunday. The showers will be frequent across the west and north of the country with some heavy downpours possible. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest winds. On Sunday night, showers will become largely confined to Atlantic coastal counties with good clear spells developing elsewhere. A cooler night with lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.

Monday: Monday looks set to be a fresh day with sunny spells and scattered showers. The best of the sunshine across the east and south of the country with the showers most frequent in the west and north. Maximum temperatures ranging 10 to 13 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest winds. Early on Monday night, rain will develop in the southwest, extending nationwide overnight. Lowest temperatures of around 7 to 10 degrees, occurring early in the night. It will turn milder overnight in strengthening southwest winds.

Tuesday: Persistent rain will clear from the northeast of the country early on Tuesday. It will then be a very mild day with scattered patches of rain or drizzle. It will be mostly cloudy but a few bright or sunny spells are possible in the east. There'll be mist and fog on hills and some coasts. Highs of 13 to 16 degrees in fresh to strong southwest winds. During Tuesday evening, persistent rain will spread across much of the west and north of Ireland, extending south to most areas on Tuesday night. Minimum temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees, coolest in Ulster.

Wednesday: Outbreaks of rain on Wednesday, most persistent in the southwest, west and north.


Met Éireann

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