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National Forecast

Issued at: 05 August 2020 15:41

TODAY - Wednesday 5th August

The last of today's rain will shortly clear the east and northeast. Dry in most areas for the rest of the day with good sunny spells. Moderate westerly breezes will ease too.


Continuing dry in turn tonight with clear spells - just a few mist patches possible. Lowest temperatures 10 to 13 degrees Celsius, in mostly light southerly breezes.

TOMORROW - Thursday 6th August

Some good sunshine to begin and end the day across most areas on Thursday. However, it will become cloudy in the afternoon, with showery rain affecting southern counties. Some showery rain will move into western counties later in the afternoon too. Rather warm; top temperatures generally ranging 19 to 23 degrees Celsius, a little cooler though along southern coasts. Southerly breezes will mostly moderate in strength, and be fresh along Atlantic coasts.

National Outlook

Tomorrow night, Thursday night, will be mainly dry to start with cloud building steadily from the west. Moderate southerly winds with lowest temperatures of 14 or 15 degrees. Rain will develop in the southwest, spreading up along western coastal counties and extending through the western half of the country by morning.

Friday will have rain in the west and north in the morning, but it will be mainly dry to start in the east. The rain will move eastwards and then finally clearing through the evening. Temperatures will still reach between 18 and 24 degrees with a fresh southwest wind, veering westerly later and moderating.

Friday night will be mainly dry with temperatures falling to 8 or 9 degrees as skies clear and winds ease.

Saturday will be dry with sunshine and light winds with temperatures of 18 to 20 degrees.

A similar day on Sunday with light variable or easterly winds giving higher temperatures in the west of the country, up to 22 degrees possible there.

Currently the early days of next week promise a good deal of dry weather with temperatures around typical for the time of year.


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