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Réamhaisnéis réigiúnach - An Mhumhain

Issued at: 19 September 2018 06:00

TODAY - Wednesday 19th September

Windy today, Wednesday, with strong to gale force southwesterly winds, accompanied by severe and potentially damaging gusts, especially this morning, associated with Storm Ali. Extreme caution is advised in the coastal districts in the northwest of the province. Rain, with some heavy bursts this morning, will clear and turn to sunny spells and showers this afternoon. Winds will gradually ease later in the day. Maximum temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees.

TONIGHT - Wednesday 19th September

Many places will be dry tonight, aside from patchy rain and drizzle along the south coast, but there is a risk that the rain and drizzle could spread a little further inland to affecting the southern half of the province. Southwesterly winds will continue moderate overnight, becoming light and variable over southern counties. A chilly night, with lows of 6 to 9 degrees.

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TOMORROW - Thursday 20th September

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading up from the south during the morning and affecting many areas through the afternoon and evening. The rain will be heavy and persistent, with a risk of spot flooding. Winds mainly light and variable, becoming moderate to fresh north to northwest in the evening. Top temperatures just 10 to 13 degrees.

National Outlook

Wednesday night will be dry in most places with winds easing, though some showers or rain may affect the South coast and also the Northwest coast. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.

On Thursday, rain will move up from the south and will affect much of the country with some heavy downpours in places, though it may be more showery in nature in Northern and Northwestern parts. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees. Rain will clear to showers on Thursday evening/night.

Friday will be cool and breezy with sunny spells and scattered showers, these mainly in the west and north. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees with moderate to fresh westerly winds, stronger along Northern coasts.

The forecast for the weekend is uncertain at this stage with the risk of further rain or showers and strong winds at times, spreading up from the Southwest. There is a chance though that high pressure may develop in Northern areas.

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