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National Forecast

Issued at: 03 August 2020 16:14

TODAY - Monday 3rd August

Most areas staying dry for the rest of today with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, and just light to moderate westerly breezes.


Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will arrive into the west and northwest early tonight, extending eastwards later. Hill and coastal fog developing too. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees Celsius. Southerly breezes will gradually freshen overnight also.

TOMORROW - Tuesday 4th August

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and humid. Blustery too, with heavy and persistent falls of rain affecting Atlantic counties, especially the west and northwest. Holding driest across Leinster and east Munster with some warm sunshine at times in these parts; intermittent rain may present later though. Top temperatures will range 17 to 22 degrees Celsius, in fresh to strong southwesterly winds.

National Outlook

Summary: Remaining mostly unsettled through the week with rain or showers at times, however with the generally southerly airflow temperatures will be close to or slightly above average.

Tuesday night: Rain, heavy at times will extend from the Atlantic to all areas, clearing to showers in the west by morning. It will be muggy night with minimum temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong at times near the coasts.

Wednesday: Rain will clear the east in the morning with scattered showers and sunny spells following from the west. The showers will become widespread towards the afternoon and the best of the sunny spells will be in the southeast later in the afternoon. Maximum temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees, in moderate to fresh southwest winds.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the west with a chance of a patchy coastal drizzle and mist by morning but dry and mostly clear in the east. Minimum temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes.

Thursday: A mix of cloud and sunny spells, brightest in the east, cloudiest along Atlantic coasts with some patchy drizzle at times there. Maximum temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees, in light to moderate southwesterly or variable breezes.

Thursday night: Mostly dry with clear spells to start however cloud increasing in the west through the night with heavy showers arriving in the west and southwest by morning. Minimum temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees in mostly light southerly breezes.

Friday: Some uncertainty for Friday but current indications are that heavy and possibly thundery showers will extend northeastwards across the country, most frequent over the western half of the country, with the best of any dry conditions in the southeast. Maximum temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees, in moderate to fresh breezes.

Further Outlook: The weekend will be mostly settled with a mix of sunshine and patchy cloud with highest temperatures reaching the low to mid twenties.


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