Issued at: 23 February 2019 05:01
TODAY - Saturday 23rd February
Rain in the west this morning will gradually extend eastwards with clearer and drier conditions to follow from the west. Good sunny spells will develop by afternoon in the west and spread eastwards by evening. Fresh to strong southerly winds at first will moderate with the clearance and ease by evening. Top temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.
TONIGHT - Saturday 23rd February
Tonight will be dry with good clear spells. However, cloud will increase later bringing a few spots of drizzle to the south and east. It will turn cooler than of late with lowest temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 degrees. Southeasterly winds will be mostly light allowing mist and fog patches to form but winds will increase moderate towards dawn.
TOMORROW - Sunday 24th February
Tomorrow, Sunday will become cloudier again and it will be mostly dry with some patches of mist or drizzle in the east and south. In the afternoon and evening patchy rain or drizzle will affect western coastal counties. Another mild day with top temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in moderate to fresh south to southeasterly breezes.
Headline: Settled and rather mild at first but becoming unsettled later and temperatures slowly returning to more normal values for the time of year.
Sunday night will be mostly cloudy and overall dry but patchy rain and drizzle will affect Atlantic coastal counties. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees in moderate southeast breezes.
Monday will become even milder. It will be dry with good sunny spells developing. Top temperatures reaching 13 to 16 degrees generally, but 11 or 12 degrees near south and southeast coast in moderate southeasterly breezes.
Monday night will continue dry with good clear spells. It will turn cooler with lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees. Southerly winds will fall light with mist and fog forming.
Tuesday and Wednesday will continue settled. It will be dry with good sunny spells and just light southerly breezes. Top temperatures will be around 11 to 15 degrees and a degree or so cooler on Wednesday with perhaps more broken cloud. Lowest temperatures at night will be around 3 to 7 degrees with mist and fog patches.
Current indications suggest Thursday and Friday will become cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain. Sill mild but a degree or two lower than earlier in the week.