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National Forecast

Issued at: 22 August 2018 08:44

TODAY - Wednesday 22nd August

Dull and misty in the east and south to begin today with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain extending southeastwards. Drier and brighter conditions in the west and northwest will spread to most areas this afternoon, although some patchy rain may linger in the southeast for a time. Cooler than recent days with top temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees. Light to moderate southwest winds veering northwest as the rain clears.

TONIGHT - Wednesday 22nd August

Dry in most places at first tonight, but scattered showers will develop in the west and northwest overnight, merging to longer spells of rain at times. Lowest temperatures 8 to 11 degrees in light to moderate west to southwest winds.

TOMORROW - Thursday 23rd August

Cool and breezy tomorrow, Thursday, with a mix of sunshine and showers. Some of the showers will be heavy over the northern half of the country. Top temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with moderate to fresh and gusty northwest to west winds.

National Outlook

Thursday night will be dry for much of the country but there'll be further scattered showers in the north and northwest. Lowest temperatures will be 8 or 9 degrees with moderate westerly winds.

Friday will be mostly cloudy but dry to start in the east and south. Rain will develop early in the west and spread eastwards to all areas of the country through the morning and early afternoon, possibly becoming heavy for a time before clearing through in the evening. Highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees with moderate westerly winds.

Saturday will be mostly dry with sunny spells for much of the country. In the northeast and north a few showers will develop in the afternoon. These will gradually die out in the late afternoon and early evening. Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees with mainly moderate westerly breezes.

Sunday will start off dry. However, rain will spread quickly from the west through the afternoon and evening, possibly heavy in the south for a time. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees with light to moderate southerly breezes.

Current indication suggest the early days of next week will continue rather unsettled with westerly winds and rain or showers at times.

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