Issued at: 14 May 2021 04:58
TODAY - Friday 14th May
Mainly dry early this morning with patches of mist and fog. These will clear with sunny spells developing. Scattered showers today, heaviest in Leinster, Ulster and east Connacht. Risk of thunderstorms in Ulster. Rain will develop in the southwest in the late afternoon and spread over Munster this evening. Highest temperatures 11 to 15 degrees with light breezes.
Tonight, rain will continue to spread northwards and will affect most areas overnight. Showers will follow into west Munster by morning. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees with light to moderate easterly breezes.
TOMORROW - Saturday 15th May
On Saturday morning there'll be further outbreaks of rain over the northern half of the country. Sunshine and showers in Munster, will extend northwards and become widespread in the afternoon, heaviest over the southern half of the country, some thundery or of hail. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees with light breezes.
SUMMARY: Remaining unsettled through the weekend and into next week with showers and sunny spells. Temperatures remaining slight below average for the time of year.
Friday night: Rain will continue to extend slowly across much of the country overnight, most persistent along southern coastal counties. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in light to moderate southerly or variable winds becoming fresh southerly at times in the southwest.
Saturday: Rain and cloud will gradually clear northeastwards on Saturday morning followed by sunny spells and showers, some may be heavy with the risk of isolated thunderstorms. Highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in light to moderate southerly or variable breezes.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle mostly over the south of the country. Drier with more clear spells further north. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in light to moderate east to southeast winds, veering southwest and becoming fresh at times on southern coasts.
Sunday: Sunny spells a scattered showers, becoming widespread during the afternoon with some showers turning heavy or thundery at times. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees generally, but cooler along northern coasts as light to moderate northerly winds develop.
Sunday night: Showers becoming more isolated overnight with good clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees in mostly light northwesterly breezes.
Monday: Sunny spells and showers once again, they will be most frequent in the north and west in moderate to fresh westerly winds. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.
Further outlook: Unsettled through midweek with a mixture of sunny spells and showers. Temperature will generally remain below average for the time of year in a prominently northwesterly airflow.
Temperature circle (°C): maximum and minimum temperature forecast for each day. Wind symbol (km/h): arrow points in the direction the wind is blowing. The weather and wind icons: for the time of maximum temperature and minimum temperature.