National Forecast

Issued at: 20 August 2022 06:17

TODAY - Saturday 20th August

Heavy rain this morning in Ulster and Connacht will move southwards today. Drier and sunnier conditions will follow to the north and west later this morning. The south will have a drier start with a few showers and some sunny spells before rain arrives later this afternoon, turning lighter and patchier then. Highest temperatures will range from a cool 15 degrees in the northwest up to 22 degrees in the southeast, in moderate to fresh westerly winds, easing later.

TONIGHT

Tonight will be dry with clear spells in many areas, however it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain in southern counties. There will also be a few showers in the northwest. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees, however it will be a mild and humid night in the south with temperatures in the low to mid teens. Southwest winds will be light.

TOMORROW - Sunday 21st August

Sunday will bring a mix of cloud and bright or sunny spells. There will be outbreaks of rain and drizzle near the south coast. Elsewhere will be mostly dry, but some patchy rain may spread northwards later in the afternoon and evening. Quite calm in most areas with just light variable winds. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees, humid in the south.

National Outlook

OVERVIEW: Changeable with some rain or showers most days.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with rain in parts, turning heavier locally towards dawn. Misty in places with some hill fog. Mild and humid with lowest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees, a little cooler in the north with lows of 9 to 12 degrees. Light to moderate southeast winds will turn southerly.

MONDAY: Outbreaks of rain early in the day will clear to a mix of sunny spells and showers. Highs of 18 to 22 degrees, warmest in the southeast. Moderate westerly breezes will develop.

MONDAY NIGHT: Rather cloudy with some rain or drizzle in parts, most persistent falls along the Atlantic coast. Mild and quite humid with lowest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees, and light southwest winds.

TUESDAY: A mix of sunshine and showers. Turning drier in the evening with more widespread sunny spells then. Highest temperatures of 16 to 21 degrees with light to moderate westerly breezes. Some uncertainty for Tuesday night but there may be a spell of rain moving in. Temperatures will fall to between 10 and 13 degrees overnight with light southwest breezes.

WEDNESDAY: A good deal of dry weather is signalled for Wednesday, although there will be some showers also, mainly in the north and west. Highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees with a moderate westerly breeze.

FURTHER OUTLOOK: Uncertain beyond midweek, but currently Thursday looks to be a mainly dry with just well scattered showers. Temperatures in the mid to high teens.