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Issued at: 26 February 2021 17:00

TODAY - Friday 26th February

Dry and mostly cloudy this evening with some sunny spells.


Rain and drizzle in the west early tonight, will push eastwards overnight, becoming patchy as it does so. Light to moderate southwest breezes will be fresh near western coasts for a time before easing light variable overnight. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with mist and fog patches forming by dawn.

TOMORROW - Saturday 27th February

Cloudy for much of the day, tomorrow Saturday, with patchy rain or showers, but amounts will be small. It will gradually brighten up later in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees in light southerly or variable breezes.

National Outlook

Overview: High pressure bringing a lot of dry and calm weather. There will be a mix of cloud and some sunny spells, with some light rain or drizzle at times. Cool at night with a risk of frost and fog as winds ease.

Saturday Night: Patchy cloud and clear spells with isolated showers. Lows of 0 to 5 degrees will produce a slight frost in some parts. Winds will be light variable or near calm allowing mist and fog patches to form, with fog becoming dense in places towards dawn.

Sunday: Mist and fog patches may be slow to clear on Sunday morning in the near calm conditions, but sunny spells will break through in most places by the afternoon. Dry with highs of 10 to 12 degrees with light easterly breezes developing.

Sunday night: Dry with clear spells. Mist and fog patches will return with a few pockets of dense fog occurring towards dawn. Lows of 1 to 4 degrees in light easterly breezes.

Monday: Mist and fog will clear through the morning to leave another dry day with variable cloud and some sunshine. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in light or moderate easterly breezes.

Monday night: Staying mainly dry with clear spells and patchy frost and fog developing. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees, but a little less cold near southern coasts under thicker cloud with drizzle developing there by dawn. Light easterly or variable breezes.

Tuesday: At present, Tuesday looks set to be a bit of a cloudier day with patchy rain and drizzle extending northwards over the country. Brighter and drier intervals will likely prevail for much of the day in Ulster, however. Maximum temperatures will range 8 to 11 degrees in light to moderate easterly breezes.

Further Outlook: Current indications suggest high pressure will remain dominant bringing generally settled conditions, although patchy rain and drizzle will occur at times. Daytime temperatures will trend near or slightly above average for early March.


Met Éireann

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