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National Forecast

Issued at: 24 March 2019 16:22

TODAY - Sunday 24th March

Many areas will be dry for the rest of today, however, showers will continue to affect parts of Ulster and the northern fringes of Leinster and Connacht. It will continue rather breezy over the northern half of the country for a time this evening in fresh to strong west to northwest winds.

TONIGHT - Sunday 24th March

Showers will become increasingly isolated tonight to leave a dry night for most under broken cloud. The west to northwest winds will fall mostly light overnight, and it will turn cold with lows of 0 to 5 degrees Celsius, with some frost forming in places by dawn.

TOMORROW - Monday 25th March

Dry and calm on Monday with high pressure moving in across Ireland. It will be a mostly crisp and sunny start across much of the southern half of the country, but somewhat cloudier elsewhere. The afternoon will bring a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Feeling a little milder with highs ranging 10 to 12 degrees Celsius, in light northwesterly breezes.

National Outlook

Monday night: Largely dry overnight with clear spells and areas of mist or fog. Minimum temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees in light southwest winds.

Tuesday: There will be a few patches of light rain in Connacht and Ulster on Tuesday but overall a good deal of dry weather is expected. The best of any sunshine will be in the south and east of the country. Highest temperatures will range 11 to 14 degrees in light southwesterly winds. Clear spells and patchy cloud overnight with lows of 2 to 5 degrees.

Wednesday: It looks set to be another predominantly dry day on Wednesday with just scattered patches of light rain. It will be mainly cloudy but some sunny spells are likely, the best of these in the east and southeast. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in moderate southwest breezes. Clear spells and patchy cloud overnight. Temperatures dipping to 1 or 2 degrees under prolonged clear spells but staying at 5 to 7 degrees under cloud cover.

Thursday: Another dry day for much of the country with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. There is just the small chance of the odd patch of rain drifting in across parts of the northwest. Highest temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees in moderate southwest winds, fresh along Atlantic coasts. Patchy rain will edge in across parts of the northwest overnight but it will hold dry elsewhere with clear spells. Lows of 3 to 7 degrees.

Friday: Early indications suggest it will be rather cloudy across Connacht and Ulster with patchy light rain. Elsewhere it looks set to remain dry with some sunshine. Highs of 11 to 13 degrees.

 

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