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National Forecast

Issued at: 11 July 2020 05:22

TODAY - Saturday 11th July

Today will be a mainly dry day, cloudy to begin with but long spells of sunshine will develop, becoming hazier towards the evening. There's a risk of just isolated showers in the north and northwest. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees generally, but a degree or two cooler in the north and northwest, in light southwesterly or variable breezes.


Mostly dry tonight with clear spells and patches of mist. Cloud will increase from the west towards dawn. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in light southerly breezes, freshening in Atlantic coasts overnight.

TOMORROW - Sunday 12th July

Dry and bright to start in most areas tomorrow, but thickening cloud in the west will push in bringing patchy rain and drizzle to Atlantic coastal counties during the morning. The light rain will gradually move eastwards during the day with the southeast holding dry till dark. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees, possibly reaching a degree or two higher in the north and east. Winds will be moderate southwesterly but fresh to strong on Atlantic coasts.

National Outlook

SUMMARY: Unsettled for the beginning of the week with rain and drizzle but becoming drier from midweek with warmer temperatures.

Sunday night: The rain will clear eastwards overnight becoming dry for a time before further outbreaks of rain will push into western areas towards dawn. Warmer than recent nights with lows of 11 to 13 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes, fresher along northern and southern coasts.

Monday: It will be a cloudy and wet start to the day with rain and drizzle clearing eastwards with sunny spells and widespread showers following. Highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees but cooler in the northwest and along Atlantic coasts. Winds will be mostly moderate and westerly in direction.

Monday night: The showers will become more isolated and mostly confined to Atlantic coasts. Elsewhere will be dry with clear spells but mist will develop in places. Lowest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in light to moderate westerly breezes.

Tuesday: It will be a dull day as rain and drizzle move into western coastal areas in the early morning, extending eastwards to all areas by the afternoon. Cooler than recent days with highs of 14 to 17 degrees in mainly moderate westerly breezes. Overnight, the rain and drizzle will become mainly confined to Ulster. Another mild night with lows of 10 to 13 degrees.

Wednesday: A largely dry and cloudy day, with some sunny breaks and isolated showers in the north and west. Becoming warmer with highs of 18 to 22 degrees, or possibly a degree higher in the best of any sunshine. Winds will be light to moderate and westerly in direction.

Outlook: Current indications are that it will be more settled with some showers with temperatures gradually increasing.


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