Issued at: 31 October 2020 05:47
TODAY - Saturday 31st October
Orange & Yellow Weather Warnings in effect. Extremely windy or stormy for a time today as Storm Aiden tracks to the northwest of the country. Very strong to gale force southerly winds will veer westerly this morning with some further severe and damaging gusts, especially in Atlantic coastal counties. Very high seas will lead to a risk of some coastal flooding too. Whilst heavy overnight rain will clear into the Irish Sea this morning, sunshine and scattered heavy squally showers will follow, with the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms, heaviest across the north and northwest. Becoming mostly dry later this afternoon with winds moderating then too, except for northern areas. After a mild start, highest afternoon temperatures will range a fresher 8 to 12 degrees Celsius.
Wet and rather windy weather will feed up from the southwest this evening and early tonight. Rain will clear to scattered showers overnight. Windy throughout, with fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds, veering westerly later. Lowest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees Celsius.
TOMORROW - Sunday 1st November
Sunday will a blustery day with scattered falls of rain, heaviest across the south. Mostly cloudy but with some sunny spells early and later in the day. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees Celsius, coolest in the north.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled into the early days of the week before settling down over the following days.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Blustery with scattered outbreaks of rain, mainly affecting the south early on, and later the northwest. Lowest temperatures 5 to 7 degrees Celsius, in fresh southwest winds.
MONDAY: Cool and rather windy with bright spells and widespread heavy showers. The showers will merge into longer spells of rain in the northwest and west with hail and isolated thunderstorms. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees Celsius, in fresh to strong west to southwest winds. A mix of clear spells and showers on Monday night, frequent in Atlantic counties but more isolated elsewhere. Cold and rather windy with lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees Celsius, in brisk westerly winds.
TUESDAY: Another blustery day with sunshine and showers, most frequent across the western half of country with a continued risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. Showers will be fewer elsewhere. Feeling cool with highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius, in fresh northwesterly winds. Clear spells and well scattered showers will follow after dark. Cold, with some frost later. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees, in just light variable mainly northerly breezes.
WEDNESDAY: A cold crisp start with frost clearing. Staying dry for the day with spells of sunshine and just light variable breezes. Highest temperatures will range 9 to 11 degrees Celsius.
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.