Réamhaisnéis Náisiúnta

Issued at: 26 February 2024 21:18

TONIGHT

Mostly dry and clear at first tonight with light southwest breezes. Some frost will set in early on with lows of -1 to +4 degrees. Later in the night, temperatures will rise as cloud builds from the Atlantic, bringing rain, drizzle and mist to the west and north. Southwest winds will increase moderate to fresh.

TOMORROW - Tuesday 27th February

Tomorrow morning will be damp and misty with outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading southeastwards across the country. The rain will clear by early afternoon, followed from the northwest by sunny spells and well scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees. Moderate to fresh southwest winds will ease and veer northwesterly in the evening.

National Outlook

Outlook: Unsettled with colder conditions later this week and lasting into the weekend.

Tuesday night: Mostly dry and clear with light southwest breezes. Some frost will set in with lows of 0 to 4 degrees. Some mist patches too, and later in the night increasing cloud will bring some patchy rain to the far west and southwest.

Wednesday: Bright spells to begin in parts of the east and north. However, outbreaks of rain and drizzle, in the west and southwest, will extend countrywide through the morning and afternoon. Overall, turning dull with hill, mist and coastal fog. Humid with highs of 9 to 11 degrees, in moderate to fresh south to southwesterly winds.

Wednesday night : Wet and rather blustery with spot flooding in places and moderate or fresh and gusty west to southwest winds, stronger near the coast. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees as the rain clears into the Irish Sea by morning.

Thursday: A cooler day as a change of airmass sets in. The last of any overnight cloud or rain will give way to sunny spells and blustery showers, some turning wintry with some hail. Some sleet over high ground too. Highs of 5 to 8 degrees with an added wind chill factor owing to fresh and gusty westerly winds.

Thursday night and Friday: Cold and wintry with widespread squally showers feeding in due to brisk northwesterly winds, some hail, sleet and hill snow likely. There will be an on-going wind-chill factor.

Remaining cold and unsettled over the weekend, though not as windy. Some good sunshine with frost setting in by night. Wintry showers in places too, but not quite as widespread. Daytime temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees.