Issued at: 02 December 2021 09:34
TODAY - Thursday 2nd December
Dry and calm across many areas today with spells of hazy sunshine. Low cloud, rain and drizzle will however arrive into the west and northwest this afternoon, extending countrywide later this evening with some heavier bursts then. Highest temperatures of just 3 to 8 degrees Celsius, coldest across Ulster and Leinster.
Wet and misty for a time early tonight with possible spot flooding. Whilst the rain will clear southeastwards, mist and patchy drizzle will linger in the east and southeast. Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds will veer northwesterly, and moderate later. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 8 degrees Celsius, coldest away from Atlantic counties.
TOMORROW - Friday 3rd December
Most areas beginning dry on Friday with some brighter spells. Overall cloudy though with some scattered outbreaks of rain moving up across the southern half of the country. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, in mostly light variable breezes. Later in the day, some showers will arrive into Atlantic counties with freshening winds.
OVERVIEW: Cold and changeable with rain and showers at times, some wintry. Frosts at night too. There will be a good deal of dry weather over the weekend away from northern and Atlantic coasts.
Friday night: The band of showery rain will clear eastwards and while further showers will persist along Atlantic coasts, drier conditions with clear spells will develop inland along with frost in sheltered areas. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds.
Saturday: A cold day with good winter sunshine and showers. Showers will be most frequent along northern and Atlantic coastal counties, some heavy with the chance of hail, sleet and isolated thunderstorms. Highest temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees in moderate to fresh northwesterly winds.
Saturday night: Showers will continue along northern and Atlantic coasts. Dry elsewhere with frost developing under long clear spells. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees in mostly moderate northwest winds.
Sunday: A largely dry day with good sunshine and just a few showers on northern and western coasts. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in mostly light to moderate west to northwest breezes, backing southerly during the evening as cloudier conditions build from the west with rain moving into the west and southwest early in the night. That rain will extend across much of the country overnight, turning heavy in places with some wintry falls likely. Lowest temperatures of -3 to +2 degrees, coldest over Leinster and Ulster.
Monday: Some uncertainty but current indications suggest that it will start rather dull with outbreaks of rain. The rain will fizzle out by early afternoon with sunny spells developing though some patchy rain will linger in coastal areas. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees.
Further outlook: Cold and rather unsettled with rain or showers, wintry at times. Potentially windy on Monday night and Tuesday.
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.