Issued at: 23 October 2020 16:15
TODAY - Friday 23rd October
A bright evening with a chance of a few well scattered showers. Cloud will build ahead of a band of more persistent rain moving in from the west. Winds will be moderate to fresh, gusty, southwesterly in direction.
It will be wet and windy tonight, especially across western counties. Some localised flooding is possible with high winds generated by strong to gale force south to southwest winds. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius.
TOMORROW - Saturday 24th October
Rain will clear to the east by morning followed by sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. Later in the evening, showers will intensify across Atlantic coastal counties, merging to longer spells of rain here, with some thundery falls bringing the risk of hail. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in fresh to strong, south to southwest winds.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled with frequent wet and windy spells.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Further heavy showers overnight, mainly in the west of the country, with the ongoing risk of hail and thunder. Moderate to fresh south to southwest winds, strong along coasts. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees.
SUNDAY: A steering low will feed in blustery thundery showers on Sunday with a risk of hail, most frequent across Atlantic counties, where they will merge into longer spells of rain at times. Some sunny spells too, with the driest and brightest conditions across the eastern half of Ireland. Highest temperatures will range a cool 9 to 12 degrees, in fresh west to southwest winds.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Some further blustery heavy showers are expected Sunday night, again mainly across Atlantic counties. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees Celsius, in moderate to fresh westerly winds.
MONDAY: A temporary ridge of high pressure will bring predominantly dry conditions during Monday. However, a few showers will affect Ulster and parts of the west early on. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees Celsius, with sunny spells and light southwest breezes. Wet and rather windy after dark. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees Celsius.
MONDAY NIGHT: A band of rain looks set to track northeastwards over the country, with some locally heavy bursts and fresh and gusty southerly winds. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees.
TUESDAY: The remnants of Hurricane Epsilon will impact upon our shores during the midweek period. Scattered blustery heavy showers are expected on Tuesday, along with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds. Wet and very windy after dark, in strong to gale force and gusty south to southwest winds. The rain will turn thundery at times with the risk of hail. Highest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees Celsius.
WEDNESDAY: Sustained high winds and frequent showers are expected with the ongoing risk of hail and embedded thunderstorms. Highest temperatures 9 to 12 degrees Celsius.
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.