Issued at: 21 November 2018 06:11
TODAY - Wednesday 21st November
Frost mostly in parts of Munster and any mist clearing. Cold and showery today. Some longer spells of heavy rain in eastern areas at times with some hail or thunder and local spot flooding. The best of the drier weather will be in west Munster, where a few sunny intervals may develop. Top temperatures 5 to 8 degrees Celsius, but a little higher in some coastal fringes. Light to moderate east to southeast winds will be fresh at times on exposed coasts.
TONIGHT - Wednesday 21st November
Cold tonight with further rain or hail showers in places, clear periods also. Overnight lows of 1 to 3 degrees Celsius with patchy frost where skies are clear, temperatures holding around 5 or 6 degrees Celsius near southern coasts in a freshening southeast wind.
TOMORROW - Thursday 22nd November
Thursday will be cold but brighter than today with some sunny spells. Scattered showers mostly in eastern and southern coastal parts with a lot of dry weather elsewhere. Afternoon highs of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius about 9 or 10 on the south coasts in a freshening southeasterly wind.
Outlook : Easterly winds will continue over the weekend, brining relatively cold conditions but with a good deal of dry bright weather. The Atlantic influence is expected to break through during the early days of next week giving unsettled weather.
Thursday night: Breezy over south Munster and along the southeast coast, with some rain, heavy on the coast but just scattered showers elsewhere. Cool, lowest temperatures 1 to 4 degrees Celsius, with frost in places.
Friday: Frost clearing. Cloudy and misty over south Munster and south Leinster with some rain at times, heavy along the coasts. Mostly dry elsewhere and brighter apart from scattered showers, mainly in eastern counties.
Top temperatures 6 to 8 degree Celsius generally, but 9 or 10 degrees Celsius in southern coastal counties.
Further damp conditions in south Munster and south Leinster overnight with some showery rain. But drier and clearer elsewhere, with some frost and icy patches.
Saturday: Early frost clearing to give a bright, fresh day, with some sunny spells. Most places dry, but some rain or hail showers will affect east facing coasts at times. Top temperatures 6 to 9 C. in moderate easterly breezes. Cold overnight with clear spells and just a few showers Lows of -2 to plus 2 C., are expected with frost and icy roads.
Sunday: Early frost clearing. Some sunny spells developing and dry apart from well scattered showers in coastal areas of the south and east. Top temperatures 6 to 9 C. Moderate east to northeast winds will be fresh at times in exposed coastal areas. Cold and frosty overnight with some patches of ice and mist. Lowest temperatures -1 to plus 2 C.
Early days of next week: Becoming unsettled and changeable from later Monday, as the Atlantic influence returns bringing spells of rain at times but turning a little milder.