Issued at: 05 April 2020 14:35
TODAY - Sunday 5th April
Any remaining hazy sunshine in the east and northeast will give way as patchy rain will extend countrywide during the afternoon, merging this evening to give longer spells of rain, with some heavy bursts in the south. Strong and gusty south to southeast winds, touching gale force near exposed coasts. There is a slight risk of localised coastal flooding along exposed coasts at high tides. Highs of 12 to 17 degrees.
The last of today's rain will clear the east coast around midnight, then turning cooler with clear spells and scattered blustery showers. Southwesterly winds remaining strong on western and northern coasts but moderating elsewhere. Minimum temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.
TOMORROW - Monday 6th April
A fresher day with sunny spells and scattered showers in all areas. The showers - heaviest in the north - will largely die out in the evening. Fresh west to southwest winds will gradually ease. Maximum temperatures 10 to 13 degrees, highest in the east.
SUMMARY: Mainly dry, with light winds and plenty of sunshine. Becoming milder by mid-week.
MONDAY NIGHT: Dry with long clear spells. Light southerly winds. Lows of 1 to 3 degrees generally, with a patchy frost. Holding a degree or two higher in western coastal areas.
TUESDAY: Dry with a mix of cloud and good sunny spells. The best of the sunshine in the east and south of the country. Cloud thickening in the northwest later. Highs of 11 to 14 degrees, in moderate southerly winds.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly dry, with clear spells in the east. Thicker cloud in the northwest will give some light patchy rain or drizzle, but amounts will be small. Lows of 3 or 4 degrees in the south and east with some mist and fog patches. Milder in the north and west, 5 to 7 degrees here.
WEDNESDAY: Dry with good amounts of sunshine. Some cloud at times too. Mild with highs of 13 to 16 degrees and light southerly winds.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Staying dry with variable cloud. Lows of 5 to 8 degrees.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Some uncertainty for the end of the week but Thursday looks set to start off mainly dry across the country. Some models have rain spreading from the southwest later on Thursday across the country on Thursday but others holding dry until later on Friday. But when there is sunshine it will feel warm with temperatures in the mid to high teens.
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.