National Forecast

Issued at: 03 October 2023 23:12


Rain developing in the northwest overnight. It will stay largely dry elsewhere with just isolated showers. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees with light to moderate southwest winds over land, fresher along coasts.

TOMORROW - Wednesday 4th October

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a fair amount of dry weather and some scattered showers for most of the country. Northern and western parts of Ulster will be wet with persistent rain, heavy at times. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees, with moderate to fresh southwest winds, easing in the evening.

National Outlook

OVERVIEW: Mixed and breezy conditions with temperatures fairly close to the early October average over the next few days. Growing confidence for a brief warm spell around Friday/Saturday with temperatures potentially well above average in the high teens or low 20s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle, mainly in the west and north. The persistent rain in north Ulster will clear northwards early in the night. Light to moderate south to southwest winds, fresher near coasts. Lows of 10 to 13 degrees.

THURSDAY: Thursday is shaping up to be a rather damp or wet day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle extending from the Atlantic and becoming widespread during the morning and early afternoon. Some heavy falls are possible, mainly in western counties. Breezy too with southerly winds increasing moderate to fresh and gusty. Highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Continuing damp and breezy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle retreating to the west and north. Lows of 11 to 14 degrees in moderate southerly breezes, fresh and gusty near coasts.

FRIDAY: Mild, damp and mostly cloudy to begin with patchy rain and drizzle. Brightening up through the day with sunny spells developing in most parts by evening. Fairly breezy again, with moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong and gusty near Atlantic coasts. Highest temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Largely dry with clear spells with just patchy rain or drizzle in the west and north. Mild with temperatures no lower than 13 to 16 degrees.

SATURDAY: Current indications suggest Saturday will be a dry and warm day with spells of sunshine, turning hazy through the afternoon. Very mild for the time of year highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees.

FURTHER OUTLOOK: Transitioning to cooler or closer to average temperatures on Sunday with rain tracking eastwards over the country followed by showers.