Issued at: 12 May 2021 16:30
TODAY - Wednesday 12th May
Showers will continue to develop this evening with some showers turning heavy at times. There will be a few bright intervals this evening particularly in the northwest. The showers will gradually become more isolated, and will eventually die out later. Winds will be light northeasterly or variable in direction.
Tonight will be mainly dry to begin with some clear spells, however, cloud will build as scattered showers develop through the night. Pockets of mist and fog will form in near calm conditions overnight. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees Celsius, coolest in the east of the province. Winds will be light northwesterly or variable in direction.
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TOMORROW - Thursday 13th May
Tomorrow will start with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will become more widespread through the morning and afternoon, turning heavy at times with hail and thunderstorms. Heavy downpours will bring some spot flooding. Highest afternoon temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees Celsius in light northerly or variable breezes.
SUMMARY: Remaining unsettled for this week and next, with a mix of showers and sunny spells each day. Temperatures slightly below normal for May.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Becoming mostly dry with clear spells and a few scattered showers. Showers may become more frequent on the east coast later in the night. Lows of 3 to 6 degrees in light westerly winds.
FRIDAY: Starting mostly dry with sunny spells and showers. The showers mostly over the northern half of the country where some will turn heavy in the afternoon. Cloud will steadily increase from the southwest early in the day, with rain arriving onto the southwest coast by late afternoon. Rain will move northwards into Munster and Connacht through the evening. Highs of 13 to 16 degrees in a light southerly breeze, strengthening in the southwest later.
Rain will extend to all areas on Friday night. A mild night with temperatures not falling below 6 or 7 degrees.
SATURDAY: Rain and cloud will clear northeastwards on Saturday morning with sunny spells and showers following. Showers will become widespread on Saturday afternoon, and heavy at times with the risk of hail and thundery downpours. Highs of 13 to 16 degrees in moderate southerly winds.
SUNDAY: Another day of sunny spells and showers. Again the showers will be heavy at times in the afternoon, with the risk of hail and thunder. Highs of 12 to 15 degrees in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.
EARLY NEXT WEEK: Remaining generally unsettled with a mix of bright spells and showers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures remaining slightly below average with highs of 12 to 15 degrees in light to moderate westerly winds.
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.