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National Forecast

Issued at: 21 November 2018 19:48

TONIGHT - Wednesday 21st November

Cold overnight, with a mix of clear spells and rain or hail showers, most of the showers will affect southern and eastern coastal counties, but a few will occur elsewhere too. Overnight lows of 0 to 4 C., with a patchy frost developing under clear spells. Moderate southeast to east winds will freshen on exposed coasts later tonight.

TOMORROW - Thursday 22nd November

Cold tomorrow Thursday and becoming windy, with easterly winds increasing fresh, but locally strong and gusty along southern coasts. Early showers largely dying out as the morning progresses, with some bright or sunny spells developing. But rain will develop along southern coasts in the afternoon and evening, with a few showers returning to east facing coasts also. Top temperatures of 6 to 8 C., generally, but up to 10 C., in southern coastal fringes.

National Outlook

Outlook : Easterly winds will continue over the weekend, brining relatively cold conditions but with a good deal of dry bright weather. The Atlantic influence is expected to break through during the early days of next week giving unsettled weather.

Thursday night: Breezy over south Munster and along the southeast coast, with some rain, heavy on the coast but just scattered showers elsewhere. Cool, lowest temperatures 1 to 4 degrees Celsius, with frost in places.

Friday: Frost clearing. Cloudy and misty over south Munster and south Leinster with some rain at times, heavy along the coasts. Mostly dry elsewhere and brighter apart from scattered showers, mainly in eastern counties.
Top temperatures 6 to 8 degree Celsius generally, but 9 or 10 degrees Celsius in southern coastal counties.
Further damp conditions in south Munster and south Leinster overnight with some showery rain. But drier and clearer elsewhere, with some frost and icy patches.

Saturday: Early frost clearing to give a bright, fresh day, with some sunny spells. Most places dry, but some rain or hail showers will affect east facing coasts at times. Top temperatures 6 to 9 C. in moderate easterly breezes. Cold overnight with clear spells and just a few showers Lows of -2 to plus 2 C., are expected with frost and icy roads.

Sunday: Early frost clearing. Some sunny spells developing and dry apart from well scattered showers in coastal areas of the south and east. Top temperatures 6 to 9 C. Moderate east to northeast winds will be fresh at times in exposed coastal areas. Cold and frosty overnight with some patches of ice and mist. Lowest temperatures -1 to plus 2 C.

Early days of next week: Becoming unsettled and changeable from later Monday, as the Atlantic influence returns bringing spells of rain at times but turning a little milder.

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