National Forecast

Issued at: 01 April 2023 06:31

TODAY - Saturday 1st April

A band of rain will persist over the north, northeast and east today giving the chance of spot flooding. Heavy showers in the southwest will clear this morning. The Connacht and Munster will become mainly dry with isolated showers and some sunny spells. Breezy at times with moderate to fresh northwest winds. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.

TONIGHT

Patchy rain in eastern and northeastern counties will eventually die out overnight. Dry and mostly clear elsewhere. A slight frost is possible over the western half of the country with lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees, not as cold further east under cloudier skies. Northwest winds will ease early tonight becoming largely calm.

TOMORROW - Sunday 2nd April

Sunday will be a mainly dry day with varying cloud cover and good spells of hazy sunshine. There may be light isolated showers in some parts. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees. Mostly calm conditions, with light southerly winds developing later.

National Outlook

OVERVIEW: Less rainfall than of recent with driest conditions in the east. Temperatures around normal for early April.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, becoming cloudier in the west and southwest before morning. Light or moderate southwest winds, fresher winds near some Atlantic coasts. A chilly night with lows of 3 to 6 degrees.

MONDAY: Quite cloudy with brightest weather in the north and east, especially during the morning. A mostly dry day for many however there will be some patchy drizzle. Rain will likely turn more persistent along western coasts in the evening. Moderate to fresh southerly winds. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.

MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with some rain or drizzle in the west and north, mainly dry in the east and south. Breezy along western coasts, with southerly winds largely easing light elsewhere. Lows of 4 to 7 degrees, coldest in the southeast of the country.

TUESDAY: A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain or drizzle, driest in the east with rain most persistent in the west. Moderate southwest winds. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Cloudy to overcast with some rain in most areas, driest towards the southeast of the country. Light to moderate southwest breezes. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.

FURTHER OUTLOOK: There is uncertainty in the details as of yet but there will likely be some rain in parts on Thursday, with light or moderate southwesterly winds.