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National Forecast

Issued at: 26 January 2022 16:01

TODAY - Wednesday 26th January

Rather cloudy across much of the country this afternoon but there is one or two clear spells along the east and south coasts. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the northwest will spread further to the rest of the country into the evening. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees and a moderate southwest breeze.

TONIGHT

Cloudy and mild to start with outbreaks of rain and drizzle continuing to sink southeastwards. Drier, clearer conditions will follow from the northwest overnight as moderate to fresh southwest winds change northwesterly. Lowest temperatures generally of 3 to 7 degrees.

TOMORROW - Thursday 27th January

A cloudy start in southern areas with patchy light rain and drizzle but drier, brighter conditions elsewhere will become widespread through the morning. This will leave a mainly dry and bright day with good sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in a light northwesterly breeze.

National Outlook

Overview: Gradually turning more unsettled to end this week and through the weekend, with spells of rain and drizzle along with breezy conditions at times.

Thursday night: Mainly dry on Thursday night with long clear spells, though it will turn cloudier towards morning. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees, coldest early in the night, with frost and ice patches developing. Some patchy mist and fog will develop also in light to moderate southerly winds.

Friday: It will become generally cloudy on Friday with a good deal of dry weather, though patchy light rain and drizzle will push into western areas in the morning and spread eastwards through the day. Highest temperatures 9 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.

Friday night: A cloudy night with scattered patches of light rain and drizzle. More persistent rain will move into the northwest towards morning. Very mild with lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty westerly winds.

Saturday: Cloudy and breezy for most of the day with patchy rain and drizzle in many areas to start. A band of more persistent rain in the northwest will extend southeastwards across the country through the day, becoming patchier as it spreads. Drier, brighter weather will follow from the northwest in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds, easing as the rain clears.

Saturday night: Mostly dry with clear spells to start but it will turn cloudier overnight with patchy drizzle developing in the west and southwest. Lowest temperatures generally of 0 to 4 degrees but milder under greater cloud cover in the southwest.

Sunday: A good deal of cloud on Sunday with patchy rain and drizzle spreading from the Atlantic at times. More persistent rain will move into the west and north during the evening. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.

Early next week: Current indications suggest that Monday will be quite dry with just scattered showers but spells of rain will spread from the Atlantic on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Met Éireann

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