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National Forecast

Issued at: 15 October 2019 06:44

TODAY - Tuesday 15th October

A cloudy but very misty start. Dense fog and patchy rain affecting inland areas will clear to leave a mainly dry morning. A little hazy sunshine in the east for a while but rain will reach the west around midday. The rain will spread gradually east during the afternoon and evening, though not reaching Irish Sea coasts until nightfall. After a calm start southerly breezes will freshen. Highest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees.


Outbreaks of rain for a while overnight, but clearer mainly dry conditions will follow east to all areas later tonight. A few passing showers near west coasts before morning. Southerly winds veering southwest will slacken. Cool. Minimum temperatures 4 to 7 degrees. A few mist patches inland.

TOMORROW - Wednesday 16th October

A bright and dry start in most areas tomorrow Wednesday. Good sunny spells developing. Showers affecting the west will push further inland and east during the afternoon. Showers quite frequent near west coasts, but passing and isolated over Leinster and east Munster. Highest temperatures 12 to 14 degrees in freshening southwest winds.

National Outlook

OUTLOOK: Continuing very changeable with variable rainfall and below normal temperatures.

Wednesday night will be cool and blustery with frequent showers in the south and west but mainly dry in the north and west.

THURSDAY: A bright cool and blustery day with sunny spells and occasional showers. The showers heavy and frequent across western counties with the chance of hail, but more scattered further east. Southwest strong and gusty.

FRIDAY: Staying blustery with fresh southwest winds. Further showers - merging to longer spells of heavy rain across the southern half of the country; the better dry spells over the north and east. Cool.

WEEKEND: Winds having veered to the northwest or north will allow distinctly cooler conditions to prevail next weekend. While all areas will get good dry spells, showers will be numerous on both Saturday and Sunday - resulting in the north and northwest getting appreciable amounts of rainfall. The nights will be chilly too with some ground frosts possible inland.


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