National Forecast

Issued at: 13 July 2024 13:53

TODAY - Saturday 13th July

A mix of sunny spells and cloud for the rest of today with a few well scattered showers - the odd heavy one this evening across north Leinster and the Midlands. Mild or rather warm with highs of 16 to 21 degrees in light northerly or variable breezes.

TONIGHT

Localised heavy showers sinking southwards overnight. Misty in places later too, in light just variable breezes. Lows of 8 to 11 degrees.

TOMORROW - Sunday 14th July

Sunday will be a rather warm day with sunny spells and scattered showers, some heavy across the southern half of the country. Highs of 17 to 22 degrees in light southerly or variable winds.

National Outlook

Overview: Unsettled for much of the week with spells of rain and showers though with some drier intervals at times. Possibly turning breezy or windy midweek.

Sunday night: Turning cloudier in the southwest with showery outbreaks of rain developing by morning. Largely dry elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees with light southeasterly or variable breezes, more moderate winds in the south. Mist and fog patches will develop again, especially in the north and west.

Monday: Dry with sunny spells for most at first but cloud will continue to build from the southwest. Showery outbreaks of rain will extend over Munster through the morning, and then into Leinster through the afternoon and evening. Staying largely dry in the north and west with just a few showers. Highest temperatures of 16 to 21 degrees, coolest in the south and warmest in the north, with light to moderate easterly or variable winds.

Monday night: Outbreaks of rain will become largely confined to eastern facing coasts overnight as clearer conditions move in from the southwest. Temperatures not falling below 11 to 14 degrees with light to moderate northeasterly winds, gradually backing northwesterly.

Tuesday: Cloud and rain in eastern parts at first will clear away through the morning as good spells of sunshine along with well scattered showers move in from the west. The showers will become isolated during the evening. Highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees generally, a little cooler near Atlantic and northern coasts, in light to moderate northwest to west winds.

Tuesday night: Largely dry with clear spells and just the chance of the odd stray shower. Temperatures not falling below 10 to 14 degrees in light southwesterly or variable breezes.

Wednesday: Current indications suggest that after a largely dry start with sunny spells, cloud will extend from the southwest followed by outbreaks of rain, turning heavy at times with spot flooding possible. Turning breezy or windy too with fresh to strong southeasterly winds developing. A clearance to sunny spells and showers will follow in from the southwest later. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the north and northwest with spells of rain. Drier elsewhere with sunny spells and scattered showers. Breezy at first with fresh and gusty westerly winds which will ease light to moderate later. Highest temperatures of 14 or 15 degrees in the northwest to 19 or 20 degrees in the southeast.

Further outlook: Indications are that it will continue generally unsettled with further spells of rain and showers.