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National Forecast

Issued at: 21 February 2019 22:11

TONIGHT - Thursday 21st February

Tonight will be mild but very blustery and windy. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will spread from the west overnight and slowly extend eastwards with some mist on hills and coasts. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 11 Celsius with strong to very strong and gusty south to southeast winds, with Gales along exposed coasts of the southwest and west.

TOMORROW - Friday 22nd February

Friday will start cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The rain and drizzle will become confined to western and northern areas in the afternoon with good spells of sunshine developing in inland parts of the south and east. Top temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty south to southeast winds, strengthening further in the southwest during the afternoon and evening.

National Outlook

Friday night: Much of the country will be dry overnight with clear spells. However, patchy rain will reach western coastal districts towards dawn. Minimum temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in fresh southerly winds.

Saturday: Dry and fine to start across the eastern half of the country on Saturday but outbreaks of rain affecting western areas will move in during the afternoon. A clearance will follow into the west with some late sunshine expected here. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in moderate southwest breezes. Rain clearing from the east on Saturday night to leave it largely dry nationwide with clear spells. A chillier night than of late with lows of 2 to 4 degrees.

Sunday: It looks set to be a mostly dry day on Sunday with a mix of cloud and sunny intervals. A few patches of mist or drizzle about also, mainly in the south and west. Mild with highs of 12 to 15 degrees in moderate southeasterly breezes. Dry and breezy overnight with clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees.

Monday: Current indications suggest it will be a mainly dry day with good sunny spells but there is the chance of mist or drizzle in southern coastal areas. Very mild with highest temperatures ranging 11 to 16 degrees in moderate southeasterly breezes. Dry overnight with clear spells and lows of 3 to 6 degrees.

Tuesday: Another dry day is expected with a mix of cloud and sunshine. However, there is the chance of further drizzle and mist along southern coasts. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.


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