National Forecast

Issued at: 16 August 2022 15:29

TODAY - Tuesday 16th August

It will continue generally dry with varying cloud and sunny spells this evening with just an isolated light shower about. Feeling much cooler with highest temperatures generally 16 to 19 degrees, mildest in the south. Breezy with moderate to fresh and at times gusty north to northwest winds, strong on exposed coasts.

TONIGHT

Dry in many areas tonight but a few passing showers will occur mainly in eastern areas. The best of the clear spells in the west. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 11 degrees with light or moderate northwest breezes but strong at times along south and southeast coasts.

TOMORROW - Wednesday 17th August

A mostly dry start tomorrow with sunny spells, though a few light showers possible at first. Cloud will build from the west later in the afternoon, bringing outbreaks of light rain and drizzle into western and northwestern areas by evening. Highest temperatures of 16 degrees in the northwest to 21 degrees. Light northerly or variable winds will back west to southwest by evening

National Outlook

OVERVIEW: Generally unsettled with rain and showers, potentially turning wet and breezy later in the weekend.

Wednesday night: A humid night with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle continuing to extend across the country. Temperatures won't fall below 9 to 13 degrees with moderate south to southwest winds developing

Thursday: A dull and damp start with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Rain will possibly be heavy for a time in some areas, most likely in southern counties. A clearance to long spells of sunshine and scattered showers will follow behind from the west, extending across the country by mid-afternoon. Highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees in mostly moderate southwest winds.

Thursday night: Long clear spells along with scattered showers at first, becoming mostly confined to Atlantic coastal counties during the night. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with southwest winds easing light to moderate.

Friday: Good sunny spells and scattered showers expected, with occasionally heavy falls in parts of the north. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in moderate westerly winds.

Saturday: Scattered showers with longer spells of rain at times in some areas, details yet to be pinned down. Some sunny spells also. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in moderate to fresh west to southwest winds.

Sunday: Some uncertainty in the details but current indications suggest that it will be a wet and breezy day with fresh southwest winds. Widespread rain will persist for much of the day before giving way to showers. Highest temperatures generally of 18 to 22 degrees.

Further Outlook: Showery conditions will persist into early next week with more settled conditions developing from midweek. Highest temperatures generally ranging from 16 to 20 degrees.