National Forecast

Issued at: 26 May 2024 14:34

TODAY - Sunday 26th May

This afternoon, outbreaks of rain in Ulster will clear slowly northwards. Sunshine and showers will follow from the south. Some of the showers will be heavy with a chance of isolated thunderstorms and spot flooding, especially over Leinster and south Ulster. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees with light to moderate west to southwest breezes.


Tonight, scattered heavy showers will die out. There will be some clear spells for a time. However, outbreaks of rain and drizzle will develop in the southwest and west and spread across much of Munster and Connacht overnight. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in light to moderate southwest winds.

TOMORROW - Monday 27th May

Monday morning will be mostly cloudy with patchy rain, drizzle and mist. It will brighten up in the afternoon with sunny spells and scattered showers. Cloud will build from the southwest in the evening with rain following later. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with moderate south to southwest breezes.

National Outlook

Overview: Changeable weather with showers at times.

Monday night: Mostly dry at first on Monday night with mostly clear skies. However, rain will quickly develop in the southwest overnight, before spreading north over the country. The rain will be generally light and patchy in nature but the odd heavy burst is possible. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate southerly winds.

Tuesday: Outbreaks of rain and drizzle over Ulster will clear quickly on Tuesday morning leaving a day of sunshine and scattered showers. A few heavy or thundery downpours are possible, especially in the northeast. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees in fresh southwest breezes. Showers will ease early on Tuesday night but scattered outbreaks of rain will spread from the Atlantic later. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in moderate southwest or variable breezes.

Wednesday: Cloudy skies along with scattered falls of rain and drizzle on Wednesday morning. It will turn brighter into the afternoon with long sunny spells developing with just a few scattered showers. A fine and mostly sunny evening is expected. Maximum temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in moderate to fresh northwest winds. Largely dry on Wednesday night with clear spells and just a few passing showers. Some areas of mist and fog may develop inland as northerly breezes decrease light over land but remain fresh along windward coasts.

Thursday: A bright day is forecast on Thursday with plenty of dry weather and just a few passing showers. The best of the sunshine is expected in the east and south of the country. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in moderate northerly winds.

Friday: Current indications are for a mainly dry day on Friday with sunny spells and just isolated showers. Highs of 14 to 17 degrees in moderate northwest winds.