Issued at: 25 April 2019 23:29
TONIGHT - Thursday 25th April
Remaining showers in Ulster and north Leinster will soon clear and a few pockets of mist and fog will form for a time in the slack winds. However, outbreaks of rain already in the southwest will spread eastwards overnight to affect many areas by morning. Lows of 5 to 8 degrees. Winds light southerly at first but veering westerly later and freshening.
TOMORROW - Friday 26th April
Friday morning will be mostly cloudy and damp with patchy outbreaks of rain, but some dry periods also. A spell of more persistent rain will start to extend from the southwest by the afternoon. Winds will increase over southern and western parts of the country from late afternoon, with severe and damaging gusts developing in the southwest of the country as Storm Hannah approaches. Cooler than of late with highs of 9 to 12 degrees.
Early on Friday night it will be very windy or stormy in Munster and Connacht, especially in coastal areas with very strong, gusty west to northwest winds. Strong, gusty northwest winds will extend to all areas later in the night and rain will clear eastwards from most areas. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.
On Saturday morning, rain in the east and northeast will clear and the strong, gusty northwest winds will gradually ease. It will be a cool bright day with sunny spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.
Sunday will be mild and mostly cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle in many areas. Amounts will be small. Highest temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees with moderate southerly breezes.
On Monday, a band of rain will move eastwards across the country, clearing later with scattered showers following. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees with moderate southerly winds.
Current indications suggest that Tuesday and Wednesday next will bring sunny spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures between 13 and 15 degrees with mostly light breezes.