Issued at: 27 October 2020 11:30
TODAY - Tuesday 27th October
Sunny spells and scattered showers this afternoon. Some showers will turn heavy, with a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms, especially in western areas. A blustery day with moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, strong near coasts. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.
Tonight will be blustery with scattered showers, some heavy with a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. Showers will be heaviest and most frequent across the western half of the country, with parts of the east and southeast staying mostly dry. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with moderate to fresh and gusty south to southwest winds, strong in coastal areas.
TOMORROW - Wednesday 28th October
Tomorrow will be a cool and blustery day with sunny spells and showers, some heavy and prolonged with a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms, especially in the northwest. Moderate to fresh and gusty southwesterly winds will persist and will be strong near all coasts. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.
Summary: Turning mild and wet as low pressure continues to drive the weather pattern.
Wednesday night: Showers will become confined to the northwest early on Wednesday night with most other places seeing dry and clear conditions at first. However, cloud and rain will quickly move into the west and southwest and will extend countrywide overnight. Rain is expected to be heaviest in the west. Light to moderate southerly winds will increase fresh to strong and gusty overnight. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees.
Thursday: Wet and windy with spells of rain in all areas. Rain will be heaviest and most persistent in western coastal counties with a heightened risk of flooding here. Milder than of late, with afternoon temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees, in fresh and gusty southwesterly winds, strong to near gale force along coasts in the west and south.
Thursday night: Cloudy, misty and humid with rain persisting in most areas. Rain will be heavy in the west and south, maintaining the risk of flooding, but lighter and patchier in the northeast and east. Continuing breezy too with fresh and gusty southwesterly winds, strong to near gale force in coastal parts of the west and south. Lowest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.
Friday: A wet and breezy start is expected in southern areas on Friday morning, but most areas should see dry conditions during the afternoon, with winds easing too. However, further rain is expected to move into southern coastal counties by evening. Continuing mild with highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees. Currently, wet and windy conditions are expected on Friday night, with rain pushing up from the south.
Next weekend: Current indications suggest an unsettled weekend with further spells of rain and strong winds possible too. Staying mild on Saturday but turning cooler from Sunday.
Temperature circle (°C): maximum and minimum temperature forecast for each day. Wind symbol (km/h): arrow points in the direction the wind is blowing. The weather and wind icons: for the time of maximum temperature and minimum temperature.