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National Forecast

Issued at: 05 July 2020 17:05

TODAY - Sunday 5th July

Windy this afternoon and evening with a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers, heaviest and most frequent in the northern half of the country, with some thundery downpours. Cooler than recent days with highs of 13 to 17 degrees. Fresh to strong westerly winds will be gusty at times, especially around showers.


Showers becoming isolated tonight and mostly confined to Ulster, north Connacht and along Atlantic coasts, with mainly dry and clear conditions elsewhere. Lows of 8 to 11 degrees. Fresh and gusty westerly winds will gradually moderate.

TOMORROW - Monday 6th July

Isolated showers will continue in Ulster and near some Atlantic coasts tomorrow, but mainly dry elsewhere with sunny spells in mostly moderate northwest breezes. Highs of 15 to 18 degrees generally but a degree or two cooler in the north and northwest.

National Outlook

Monday Night: Most areas will be dry on Monday night with clear spells at first and just a few light showers near western and northwestern coasts. Cloud will thicken from the Atlantic later in the night with outbreaks of rain pushing into Atlantic coastal counties towards morning. Lows of 9 to 11 degrees, in light westerly breezes.

Tuesday: Generally cloudy on Tuesday with outbreaks of rain becoming widespread by the afternoon. However it does look like the rain will become patchier by the evening, with parts of north Ulster becoming dry. Highest temperatures 13 to 17 degrees in mainly light southerly breezes. Becoming mainly dry on Tuesday night with just some patchy light rain in southern areas. Clear spells will develop elsewhere. Lows of 7 to 12 degrees with moderate westerly winds veering northerly and easing.

Wednesday: Current indications are for a lot of dry weather over Ulster, Connacht and north Leinster with sunny spells. Cloudier further south with outbreaks of rain. Highs of 16 to 18 degrees generally, in light variable breezes. Rain continuing in southern counties overnight but dry elsewhere with clear spells. Lows of 7 to 11 degrees in light breezes.

Further Outlook: There is significant uncertainty in the further outlook at this stage, but the overall pattern appears to maintain a changeable Atlantic regime.


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