Issued at: 21 May 2022 08:31
TODAY - Saturday 21st May
Largely cloudy this morning though some sunny spells will develop in the afternoon. Showers will extend from the west throughout the day, most frequent in the west and northwest with a good deal of dry weather elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees generally in light to moderate southwest winds which will freshen in the west later.
Mild, humid and mostly cloudy tonight with showery outbreaks of rain affecting Connacht and west Ulster. Elsewhere, there will be long dry spells with occasional showers. Becoming misty in places with pockets of fog possible. Temperatures not falling below 10 or 11 degrees in moderate southwest winds, fresh to strong on western and northwestern coasts.
TOMORROW - Sunday 22nd May
Tomorrow morning will generally be cloudy with showers spreading countrywide from the west, turning heavy in the afternoon and evening across Ulster and north Connacht. It will brighten up in the afternoon too with spells of sunshine in between showers. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees, warmest towards the east, with light to moderate southwest breezes.
OVERVIEW: Generally unsettled with showers most days, some heavy on Monday. Temperatures in the low to mid-teens.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Scattered showers, mainly over the western half of the country, with long clear spells elsewhere. Pockets of mist and fog will likely form. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees. Light southwest winds will become northwesterly in direction by morning.
MONDAY: Showers will become widespread during Monday morning, interspersed with bright or sunny spells. Showers will turn increasingly heavy in the afternoon with possible thundery downpours, particularly in the east. Feeling fresher with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees and a moderate northwest breeze.
MONDAY NIGHT: Becoming dry and clear in most areas as showers clear early in the night, but they will continue in western coastal areas overnight. Overnight lows of 6 to 9 degrees with light west to northwest breezes.
TUESDAY: Another day of showers with some sunny periods, with the odd heavy shower. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees, best values towards the east coast, with a moderate westerly breeze. On Tuesday night, it will become drier for a time however cloud will thicken overnight with some rain developing on western coasts later. Moderate westerly breezes will strengthen overnight in Atlantic areas. Lows of 8 to 11 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Breezy or windy on Wednesday with showers or longer spells of rain spreading from the Atlantic in a westerly airflow. Uncertain, but there may be very gusty conditions at times in western areas. Variable cloud cover, with some sunny spells. Highs of 13 to 16 degrees.
FURTHER OUTLOOK: Further showers on Thursday with winds moderating, signs of drier weather later in the week. Temperatures will rise slightly into the mid-teens.
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.