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National Forecast

Issued at: 19 August 2019 11:28

TODAY - Monday 19th August

Scattered heavy showers and sunny spells this afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures 15 to 18 degrees. Fairly breezy, westerly winds.


Mainly dry and clear early tonight. Later in the night cloud will increase and outbreaks of rain and drizzle will affect Connacht and parts of Munster. Lowest temperatures 7 to 11 degrees, light breezes.

TOMORROW - Tuesday 20th August

Tuesday will be a cloudy day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle during the morning and then drier in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees in mostly southwesterly breezes.

National Outlook

Headline: Changeable and unsettled weather for the rest of the week. Relatively cool at first, with temperatures a little below normal, but becoming quite warm and humid at times after midweek in the midlands, east and south.

Tuesday night: Mainly dry, with variable cloud cover. Minimum temperatures 10 to 13 Celsius, in mostly light to moderate south to southwest winds, freshening along Atlantic coasts.

Wednesday: Windy and wet, with rain extending from the Atlantic during the morning and afternoon, turning heavy in many areas and accompanied by fresh to strong southerly winds. Max. 16 to 19 Celsius. Clearer weather, with just isolated showers, will follow from the Atlantic later Wednesday and early Wednesday night.

Thursday: Dry in most parts of the country, with some bright spells, mainly in the east and south. Predominantly cloudy, however, with some rain and drizzle developing, mainly in parts of the west and northwest, but overall amounts relatively small. Hill and coastal fog also. Maximum temperatures 16 to 22 Celsius, warmest in the east and southeast. Breezy, with moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.

Friday: Remaining dry in many areas, with some bright spells, especially in the east and south, where temperatures will rise to the low 20s. Atlantic coastal counties will not be quite as warm, with values in the high teens and some rain and drizzle is possible, especially in Connacht and west Ulster. Winds mostly moderate, southwesterly.

Weekend: The forecast is still uncertain, but current indications suggest that the weather will be quite mixed, with some rain, but dry spells also. Turning cooler and fresher again later.


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