Issued at: 17 April 2021 12:30
TODAY - Saturday 17th April
A cloudy afternoon generally with just few brighter spells to the east of the province. Outbreaks of light rain and drizzle in the west will extend eastwards a little further inland through the afternoon. Staying mainly dry for much of the day farther east. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in moderate to fresh, and at times gusty, south to southeast breezes. Winds will reach fresh to strong for a time along western coasts.
Cloudy tonight with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle gradually extending to most places overnight. Some mist or fog patches may develop towards dawn. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius in a light to moderate southerly Breezes.
Moderate today low on Sunday.
Solar UV Index
Moderate on Saturday and low on Sunday.
TOMORROW - Sunday 18th April
Tomorrow, Sunday, will be mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, Some mist and fog may linger in places through the morning. Drier spells will develop later through the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees Celsius in light to moderate southerly winds, staying fresher along western coastal fringes.
SUMMARY: Cool, damp and mostly cloudy to start the week with the best of any drier brighter spells in the east. Confidence in growing in brighter, drier conditions with milder temperature arriving closer to the middle of the week.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle pushing into Munster, Connacht and west Ulster, remaining mostly dry elsewhere with a few occasional clear spells along the east coast. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in light to moderate southeasterly breezes.
Monday: Cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain becoming more persistent and widespread across much of the country. There'll be some moderate falls in parts of the west, with the rain lighter further east and possibly remaining dry down along the east coast. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in light to moderate southeasterly breezes, remaining a little fresher in western coastal parts.
Monday night: A cloudy and rather misty night, with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle and some hill and coastal mist and fog. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees, in light southeasterly or variable breezes.
Tuesday: Remaining mostly cloudy with well scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle gradually easing during the morning. Mostly dry in the afternoon with some bright spells developing in the west through the evening. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in light to moderate cyclonic variable breezes.
Tuesday night: Broken cloud will begin to clear early in the night to leave long clear spells for many, it will be mostly dry with just a slight risk of a light passing shower early in the night. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 6 degrees, coldest in the northwest. Winds will be mostly light northerlies, increasing moderate near the coast.
While there has been more uncertainty from Wednesday onwards there is growing confidence in the latest forecast for somewhat milder conditions to prevail.
Wednesday: A dry, bright and mostly sunny start to the day. Patchy cloud will develop through the middle of the day bringing the slight risk of a stray afternoon shower. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees, in a light to moderate east to northeast breeze.
Wednesday night: Dry and mostly clear. Current indication suggest lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees, as easterly breezes fall mostly light.
Thursday: Continuing mainly dry and bright with a mix of cloud and sunshine. There remains just a slight risk of a passing light shower. Current indications are for highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees, coolest in the east and south, in light to moderate east to southeast breezes.
Further outlook: An area of low pressure to our south looks to steer up some showery rain at times from the southeast, however a lot of uncertainty still remains over the pattern going into next weekend.
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.