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Réamhaisnéis réigiúnach - Uladh

Issued at: 23 January 2019 06:00

TODAY - Wednesday 23rd January

Cold and frosty to start with scattered wintry showers. Some sunny spells in between the showers but tending to cloud over in the afternoon with patchy light rain developing in places towards evening. Top temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees in moderate west or northwest breezes.

TONIGHT - Wednesday 23rd January

Chilly early in the night with a slight frost possible initially. Becoming mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain developing. Some mist or drizzle is possible on the hills. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees.

TOMORROW - Thursday 24th January

A spell of more persistent rain will gradually edge in from the west during Thursday and it will turn somewhat milder. Highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees.

National Outlook

Outlook; milder for a time but turning colder from the weekend.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy overnight with scattered patches of rain, drizzle and mist. Minimum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in fresh westerly winds.

Friday: It looks set to be a predominantly cloudy day on Friday with patchy rain. The rain will generally affect western counties with good dry spells further east. Top temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh west or southwest winds. A spell of heavy and persistent rain will develop in northern counties overnight before extending south to all regions overnight. Minimum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees, occurring around dawn.

Saturday: Rain is expected to clear from the south and southeast of the country quickly on Saturday to leave a cold and blustery day with sunny spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in brisk northwest winds. Cold and blustery overnight with scattered showers, some wintry. Minimum temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees.

Sunday: It is expected to be cold and bright on Sunday with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, most frequent in the north and west. Highs of just 4 to 7 degrees. That brisk north to northwest breeze will persist. The winds are expected to ease overnight with frost developing fairly widely. Minimum temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees.

Next week; Current indications suggest next week will be cold and rather unsettled. There will be frosty nights and an increasing risk of wintry precipitation.

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