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Issued at: 05 April 2020 13:00

TODAY - Sunday 5th April

A windy day, with outbreaks of rain spreading from the southwest this afternoon. Some heavy falls may occur in southern parts of the province. Strong south to southeast winds will near gale force in coastal areas and there is a slight risk of localised coastal flooding in the southeast around high tide. Mild, with highs of 14 to 16 degrees.


There will be further outbreaks of rain this evening. The rain will clear to the east overnight, with isolated showers following. Fresh south to southeast winds will veer to the southwest and ease as the rain clears. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees.

TOMORROW - Monday 6th April

Tomorrow, Monday will be a bright and fresh day, with some sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will become isolated later in the day and it will be mostly dry by evening. Highest temperatures of 12 to 13 degrees in mostly moderate, west to southwest winds.

National Outlook

SUMMARY: Mainly dry, with light winds and plenty of sunshine. Becoming milder by mid-week.

MONDAY NIGHT: Dry with long clear spells. Light southerly winds. Lows of 1 to 3 degrees generally, with a patchy frost. Holding a degree or two higher in western coastal areas.

TUESDAY: Dry with a mix of cloud and good sunny spells. The best of the sunshine in the east and south of the country. Cloud thickening in the northwest later. Highs of 11 to 14 degrees, in moderate southerly winds.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly dry, with clear spells in the east. Thicker cloud in the northwest will give some light patchy rain or drizzle, but amounts will be small. Lows of 3 or 4 degrees in the south and east with some mist and fog patches. Milder in the north and west, 5 to 7 degrees here.

WEDNESDAY: Dry with good amounts of sunshine. Some cloud at times too. Mild with highs of 13 to 16 degrees and light southerly winds.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Staying dry with variable cloud. Lows of 5 to 8 degrees.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Some uncertainty for the end of the week but Thursday looks set to start off mainly dry across the country. Some models have rain spreading from the southwest later on Thursday across the country on Thursday but others holding dry until later on Friday. But when there is sunshine it will feel warm with temperatures in the mid to high teens.


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