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Issued at: 10 December 2019 16:00

TODAY - Tuesday 10th December

It will be cold and windy for the rest of the day, with some blustery showers in strong and gusty westerly winds. Some of the showers may be heavy and squally this evening, with a risk of hail and thunder.


Cold and windy tonight also, with clear spells and showers. The showers will be quite frequent in western areas, with a risk of hail and thunder and some wintry falls are likely on higher ground. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds, with a slight frost possible in sheltered spots.

TOMORROW - Wednesday 11th December

Tomorrow, Wednesday will be another cold and windy day, with blustery showers and some spells of winter sunshine. The showers will again be frequent in western areas, with a risk of hail and thunder along with some wintry falls on higher ground. Highest afternoon temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.

National Outlook

Overview: Staying very unsettled for the remainder of the week.

Wednesday night: A cold start to the night with some early frost. Cloud is going to thicken later and outbreaks of rain will extend to much of the country overnight, possibly turning to sleet over northern hills. Minimum temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy on Thursday with showery outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds with the risk of a period of very windy weather. A large spread in afternoon temperatures on Thursday, ranging 4 to 6 degrees in northern counties but a milder 7 to 10 degrees further south. Further showery outbreaks of rain overnight. Cold and blustery with minimum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in strong westerly winds.

Friday: Another cold and blustery day on Friday with some bright spells but also showers. Some of the showers merging to longer spells of rain at times and possibly giving some wintry falls on mountains. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in fresh and gusty westerly winds. A mix of clear spells and rain or hail showers on Friday night. Minimum temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees.

Weekend: Early indications suggest the weekend will be cold and showery. There will be fresh and gusty winds with the risk of gales at the coast.


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