Issued at: 20 May 2022 04:48
TODAY - Friday 20th May
Outbreaks of rain in western areas will be heavy at times as it moves eastwards across the country this morning, followed by sunny spells and heavy blustery showers. Some thundery falls are possible locally, especially over the eastern half of the country this afternoon, with a chance of hail and spot flooding. Showers will ease in the evening with many areas having a dry and bright end to the day. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 or 17 degrees, best values further east. Moderate to fresh and gusty southerly winds will veer westerly.
Tonight will be largely dry after lingering showers this evening die out. Mostly clear at first, but it will turn cloudier overnight with some showers moving onto western coasts towards dawn. Winds will ease to a light to moderate southwest breeze. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.
TOMORROW - Saturday 21st May
A good deal of cloud around tomorrow with showers, most persistent and frequent across Connacht and Ulster. Decent dry spells elsewhere with showers more isolated. Brightening up at times with the odd spell of sunshine breaking through. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 or 18 degrees, coolest in the northwest. Moderate southwest winds, fresher at times near western coasts.
SUMMARY: Unsettled with spells of rain and showers. Breezy at times too but there will be dry and sunny spells mixed in as well. Highest temperatures in the mid to high teens.
Friday night: Heavy showers will ease early in the night, becoming more isolated and mainly confined to Atlantic coasts. Largely dry elsewhere with long clear spells but cloud will build from the southwest later in the night. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees with light to moderate southwest winds, fresher in the northwest.
Saturday: After a largely dry start to the morning with the best of the early sunny spells in the southeast, cloud will continue to build from the southwest with scattered showers developing, most frequent in the west and north with good dry periods elsewhere. Towards the evening, a few more sunny spells will develop. Highest temperatures 14 to 17 degrees generally in mostly light to moderate southwesterly winds, increasing strong at times on western coasts.
Saturday night: A mild and humid night with a good deal of cloud. Showers will persist mainly along Atlantic coasts. Drier further east with just a few odd showers occurring. Temperatures won't fall below 10 or 11 degrees in mostly moderate southerly winds.
Sunday: Starting largely cloudy as showers extend across much of the country but remaining most frequent in the west and north with the best of the dry periods in the east and southeast. Later in the afternoon and evening, the cloud will break up allowing for good sunny spells to develop. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 or 19 degrees, mildest in the east, in moderate southwest to west winds.
Next week: There'll be widespread showers on Monday, heavy at times in the afternoon. Turning cooler as well with highest temperatures in the mid-teens. Current indications are that it will continue unsettled through the rest of the week with spells of rain and showers in mostly moderate westerly or southwesterly winds but increasing fresh at times. Turning a bit milder later in the week with temperatures getting up to the high teens in places.
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.