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National Forecast

Issued at: 07 July 2020 22:26


Generally cloudy and misty tonight with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. However, it will become drier and clearer across Ulster for a time. Minimum temperatures ranging a chilly 6 to 9 degrees in north Ulster but a milder 10 to 13 degrees further south. Winds mostly light, varying in direction.

TOMORROW - Wednesday 8th July

A largely dry start across the north and northeast of the country on Wednesday with some hazy sunshine possible. However, it'll be cloudy and misty in most other areas with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. By afternoon, a pulse of heavier and more persistent rain will move in from the Atlantic, spreading eastwards across the country to affect many areas. However, parts of north Ulster will escape dry. Highest temperatures ranging 14 to 17 degrees in mostly light breezes, but a fresh southwest breeze will develop on the south coast later.

National Outlook

Summary: It will become more settled as the week goes on, however patchy rain and drizzle will affect some coastal parts. It will become cool at night in a predominantly light northern airflow.

Wednesday night: Rain and drizzle clearing away east leaving a mostly cloudy misty night for southern parts and minimum temperatures here of 10 to 13 degrees. Dry with good clears spells elsewhere, allowing minimum temperatures to drop to 6 to 9 degrees in light northerly breezes.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in Munster and south Leinster with patchy rain and drizzle on southwestern and southern coasts. Brighter with sunny spells further north. Maximum temperatures of 14 to 16 in the northwest, 17 to 20 degrees elsewhere in light northerly breezes.

Thursday night: Mostly clear with just occasional patches of drizzle on northern and southeastern coasts. Minimum temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in light west to northwest breezes.

Friday: Partly cloudy with occasional light showers in the northwest. Maximum temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in light northwesterly breezes. Friday night: Mostly clear with minimum temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees and some mist and fog patches forming in light and variable breezes. .

Saturday: A mix of cloud and sunny spells, with patches of drizzle at times along northern coasts. Maximum temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in light southeast or variable breezes. Saturday night: Mostly dry, however rain will extending from the Atlantic to western parts by morning. Minimum temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in northern parts, 11 or 12 degrees further south in light southerly breezes.

Further outlook: Indications are that further rain and drizzle can be expected in western and northern parts Sunday, but overall remaining mostly settled into early next week.


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