National Forecast

Issued at: 31 January 2023 05:32

TODAY - Tuesday 31st January

Cool and breezy today with sunny spells. There will be scattered showers in north Connacht and Ulster and mainly dry conditions elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees and feeling colder in fresh and gusty westerly winds, strong in the north and west.

TONIGHT

Clear spells and showers tonight, mainly affecting the north and west, merging to longer spells of rain there with a chance of hail. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees in fresh and gusty westerly winds, strong in the north and west.

TOMORROW - Wednesday 1st February

Breezy at first tomorrow, Wednesday, with showers or longer spells of rain over the northern half of the country through the morning, it'll be mainly dry elsewhere with sunny spells. The showers and winds will steadily ease through the day. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.

National Outlook

Cloudy on Wednesday night with light rain and drizzle mainly affecting western and northern coastal counties. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees in mostly moderate west to southwest winds with some mist and hill fog.

Cloudy at first on Thursday with just occasional bright or sunny spells. Rain and drizzle in the west will become isolated from later in the afternoon with sunny spells developing. Highest temperatures of 10 or 11 degrees in moderate to fresh west to southwest winds.

Largely dry overnight Thursday night with isolated patches of light rain and drizzle. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees in the south, staying at 8 or 9 degrees in the north.

Rather cloudy again on Friday with patches of light rain and drizzle, the sun will break through occasionally. Highest temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.

After a dry start a spell of rain is expected on Saturday, moving from north to south across the country it will introduce a colder northwesterly wind in its wake. Temperatures in the daytime of 9 or 10 degrees over Ulster and Connacht and 11 or 12 degrees for Munster and Leinster, will give way to sub-zero temperatures Saturday night.

Current indications suggest that although Sunday is expected to be a cold day, the cold snap won't last too long with the higher temperatures back again by Monday.