National Forecast

Issued at: 28 March 2023 11:16

TODAY - Tuesday 28th March

Cloud and patchy rain and drizzle will gradually give way to drier and brighter conditions this afternoon with sunshine and showers extending from the west. Some of the showers could be heavy. Breezy at times with moderate to fresh and gusty south to southwest winds, easing this evening. Mild too, with afternoon highs of 12 to 16 degrees.


Becoming dry for many areas early tonight with clear spells and isolated showers. However, cloud will thicken from the southwest overnight, with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle developing in south with patches of mist and hill fog too. Remaining largely dry in the east and northeast until morning. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with light to moderate southerly winds freshening towards morning.

TOMORROW - Wednesday 29th March

A blustery day tomorrow with rain spreading across the country from the southwest in the morning, before clearing to the northeast in the afternoon. However, the rain will be quickly followed by heavy, thundery showers for the rest of the day, with the chance of more prolonged showery rain in the southeast. Fresh and gusty southwest winds, strong at times in the west. Another mild day with highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees.

National Outlook

Overview: Unsettled for the remainder of the week, with frequent showers and rain. Possibly turning drier on Sunday.

Wednesday night: Showers will ease and become more scattered on Wednesday night, with dry and clear spells developing, particularly over the eastern half of the country. Scattered showers will continue to feed into Atlantic coastal counties. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate southwest winds.

Thursday: Widespread showers and some sunny spells will develop on Thursday, with the potential for some heavy downpours. Turning cloudier later in the day with rain pushing into the southwest. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.

Thursday night: Outbreaks of rain will spread northwards overnight, heaviest and most persistent in southern counties. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in light to moderate southeasterly winds, backing westerly later.

Friday: A dull and damp morning with outbreaks of rain for most. The rain will clear eastwards through the day, followed from the west by widespread heavy showers. Highest temperatures 10 to 13 in moderate to fresh westerly winds.

Saturday: After some dry and bright spells to start the day, showery rain will spread eastwards across the country. Highest temperatures 9 to 13 degrees in a moderate northwest breeze.

Further outlook: Current indications suggest that high pressure will have a greater influence over the country on Sunday and early next week. It will be drier overall but a few light showers and patches of rain may develop at times.