National Forecast

Issued at: 03 February 2023 21:24

TONIGHT

Tonight will be largely cloudy with some isolated patches of light rain, drizzle and mist. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees generally, locally lower in parts of the south early tonight in moderate to fresh southerly winds.

TOMORROW - Saturday 4th February

Mostly cloudy and dry on Saturday morning with just a few patches of light rain and drizzle about along with the occasionally brighter spell. A band of rain will develop in the northwest, tracking southeastwards across the country, becoming patchier as it does so and clearing by evening. Drier and brighter weather will follow during the afternoon, but turning colder, so highs of 8 to 10 degrees will fall 2 or 3 degrees as the rain clears from the northwest while moderate to fresh southerly winds will veer northwesterly and ease.

National Outlook

OVERVIEW: Staying quite settled with just occasional rain and drizzle. Temperatures near or above the February average.

SATURDAY NIGHT will be cold and dry with long clear spells. There will be widespread frost and possibly ice as temperatures fall to between -3 and 0 degrees.

SUNDAY morning will be cold and frosty but it will be dry with plenty of sunshine. Cloud will increase through the day and patches of light rain or drizzle will develop in the southwest later. Highest temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees, coldest in Ulster, with light to moderate southerly winds.

SUNDAY NIGHT will be cloudy with patches of light rain and drizzle. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in a light to moderate southerly wind.

MONDAY will be mostly cloudy with scattered light rain or drizzle, mainly in Atlantic coastal counties. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees with light to moderate southerly winds.

MONDAY NIGHT will start off mostly cloudy and dry. Rain will develop in the northwest overnight and will edge southeastwards, becoming very patchy. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 8 degrees, coldest later in the northwest once the rain clears.

On TUESDAY the cloud and patchy rain will continue clearing southeastwards, but may linger in the southeast into the evening. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with light winds.

FURTHER OUTLOOK: Settled on Wednesday but rain possible on Thursday.