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National Forecast

Issued at: 26 May 2019 05:40

TODAY - Sunday 26th May

Dull and damp at first this morning as the last of any overnight rain soon clears away into the Irish Sea. Becoming dry with some good sunny spells gradually developing. However, it will be fresher and breezier than recent days with a few well scattered showers, mainly in the northwest. Highest temperatures 14 to 18 degrees Celsius, best values in the southeast.

TONIGHT - Sunday 26th May

Clear spells and well scattered showers tonight with the focus of these across west and northwest counties. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius, in a fairly fresh westerly breeze.

TOMORROW - Monday 27th May

Cool, breezy and showery on Monday with a scattering of heavy showers. Showers will become widespread through the late morning. Some sunny spells too, with the best of these across Leinster to begin and Ulster in turn later in the evening. Highest temperatures 11 to 15 or 16 degrees Celsius, best values across the southeast. West to northwest breezes will be fresh and gusty, especially around showers.

National Outlook

OUTLOOK: Unsettled early next week with cooler and fresher conditions. However, there are tentative signs for warmer weather later in the week.

MONDAY NIGHT: A cool night with a few passing showers still around and overnight lows of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius.

TUESDAY: Many areas will stay fully dry with some good sunny spells and just isolated showers, however the odd heavy one may affect the southwest. Feeling fresh across the northern half of the country in moderate northerly breezes. Afternoon highs of 11 to 15 degrees Celsius.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Chilly after dark with overnight lows of 3 to 6 degrees Celsius. Under clear and calm conditions some grass frost may set in.

WEDNESDAY: Starting out largely dry with light southwest breezes and with good sunshine across the eastern half of the country. However, it will soon cloud over with patchy outbreaks of drizzle moving in off the Atlantic with more general falls of rain in turn later in the afternoon. Some prolonged or heavy falls are expected across the north and west later in the evening. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees Celsius, best values across the southwest of Munster.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with further outbreaks of rain. Lows of 6 to 12 degrees Celsius (north to south), in moderate west to southwest breezes.

THURSDAY: Scattered falls of rain through the day; heaviest across the west to begin and later across the northern half of the country, where it may turn persistent. Highest temperatures will range 13 to 19 degrees Celsius, mildest, driest and brightest across southeast Munster and south Leinster. Winds will be light to moderate in strength and mostly southwest in direction.

FRIDAY: A few well scattered showers, but overall dry with sunny spells and moderate southwest breezes. Feeling very mild or even warm with highs of 16 to 21 degrees Celsius, with best values for Leinster.


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