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Issued at: 24 September 2020 18:00

TODAY - Thursday 24th September

A blustery evening with showers and longer spells of rain. Some heavy and thundery bursts in places and localised flooding is possible. However, there will be some bright spells also with fresh to strong and gusty mainly northerly winds.


Continuing cool and breezy overnight with clear spells and showers. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 Celsius with fresh to strong northwest winds.

Solar UV Index

Moderate in any sunshine Friday and Saturday.

UV Index

TOMORROW - Friday 25th September

Bright, fresh and breezy on Friday with sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will become isolated later in the day. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 Celsius in fresh northwest breezes.

National Outlook

Overview: Staying fairly cool and changeable but with good autumn sunshine at times.

Friday night: Outbreaks of rain will affect parts of Munster and Connacht on Friday night with lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees. Dry, cold and mostly clear across much of Ulster and Leinster with minimum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees. Winds will be light, varying in direction.

Saturday: Patchy rain in the southwest is expected to clear on Saturday to leave a mostly dry day across the country with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Top temperatures ranging 11 to 15 degrees in moderate northeast breezes. It looks set to be dry and mostly clear on Saturday night. Turning cold with some frost possible as minimum temperatures range 1 to 5 degrees in light winds. Some mist and fog also.

Sunday: It is expected to be predominantly dry on Sunday but becoming rather cloudy across the western half of the country with scattered patches of rain. Further east it looks set to be mainly dry with some sunny spells. Turning milder with highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees in moderate southwest breezes. On Sunday night some patchy rain and drizzle will push eastwards over the country and with some more persistent rain possible in the northwest. Minimum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate southerly winds.

Monday: Current indications suggest a band of persistent rain will extend across the country on Monday with a clearance to sunny spells and isolated showers following from the northwest later on. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees with moderate southwest breezes veering northwesterly with the passage of the rain-band. A mostly dry night is expected with lows of 6 to 9 degrees.

Tuesday: Early indications suggest Tuesday will begin dry before a further spell of rain moves in from the west later in the day.


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