Warmest April day in decades in UKWeather
Temperatures have soared above 28C in some parts of the UK, making it the warmest April day in nearly 70 years.
Showers will die out this evening and it will be mostly dry across the north of Leinster with a slight ground frost in places. Cloud will build overnight in southern parts with outbreaks of rain developing. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 6 degrees, coolest in the north, in light winds.
Tomorrow will start off cloudy with outbreaks of rain across the south and east of the province. Brighter conditions and scattered showers will develop during the afternoon. Highest afternoon temperatures of around 9 to 11 degrees in moderate, northeast or easterly winds.
Cloudy over Munster and Leinster overnight, with rain in southern coastal counties becoming more widespread. Showers elsewhere dying out, with clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures zero to plus 4 C., in light to moderate northeast breezes and with some grass frost forming under clear skies.
Cloudy over east Munster and east Leinster at first on Friday, with some persistent rain, but this dying out for the afternoon, with some bright spells developing. A sunnier start elsewhere, but showers will develop, some heavy, with a risk of hail and thunder during the afternoon and early evening. Top temperatures 9 to 12 C., in light to moderate northeast to northerly breezes.
Headline: Cool and very mixed conditions over the weekend and early next week. Friday night: Showers will become isolated on Friday night and it will turn cold under clear spells. Lowest temperatures of zero to 2 degrees Celsius in the light northerly breezes with a sharp ground frost.Saturday:Saturday will start cold and dry in many places with crisp sunshine, but cloud will soon increase and scattered showers will break out by the afternoon. Some of the showers will be heavy and slow-moving with a risk of hail and the odd rumble of thunder. Highest temperatures of o10 or 11 degrees Celsius in light northwest or northerly breezes. Showers will mostly dying out on Saturday night and many places dry and clear overnight. Lows of zero to plus 4 degrees Celsius with sharp grass frost and possibly some fog around dawn. Sunday:Another rather cold day with sunshine at first, but heavy showers developing, some once again slow moving with hail and risk of thunder. Top temperatures around 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Winds veering light to moderate north or northeasterly. Cold and mostly dry overnight with light winds and lows of 0 to 3 degrees with grass frost and possibly some fog around dawn. Monday: another cool day, good sunny spells, scattered showers also but possibly not as heavy as over the weekend. Highs of 11 or 12 degrees Celsius in light northwest breezes.Current indications suggest a cool, breezy, wet day on Tuesday, with rain in all areas for a time with some heavy falls, clearing eastwards later in the day, followed by a cool, bright, breeze day on Wednesday with sunny spells and scattered showers.
Westerly winds will reach force 6 or higher for a time today on coasts from Slyne Head to Malin Head to Howth Head.
Issued: 26 April 2018 05:00
West, 9 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1011, Steady
West, 4 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1012, Falling slowly
South-Southwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1012, Falling slowly
South-Southeast, 4 Knots, Moderate rain, 3 Miles, 1011, Falling slowly
East-Northeast, 6 Knots, Light rain, 10 Miles, 1011, Falling slowly
Northeast, 2 Knots, Mod drizzle, 14 Miles, 1011, Falling slowly
North, 4 Knots, Cloudy, 14 Miles, 1012, Falling slowly
Northwest, 3 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1012, Steady
South-Southwest, 5 Knots, Wave ht:0.8 m, 1012, Falling slowly
East-Northeast, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 2.7 m, 1010, Falling slowly
West, 5 Knots, Wave height not available, 1012, Steady
Northwest, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 2.4 m, 1013, ?
Sea Area Forecast until 0000 Saturday 28 April 2018 issued at 0000 Saturday 28 April 2018.
Meteorological Situation at 2100: An unstable westerly airflow over Ireland weakens, as a deepening depression of 998 hPa., roughly 220nm southwest of Mizen Head, tracks eastwards. The associated occlusion will affect the southern and eastern sea areas for a time. A light to moderate north to northeast flow will develop over Ireland during the day.
Wind: Northeast force 4 or 5 imminent, decreasing force 3 or 4 later Friday afternoon and evening and becoming northerly.
Weather: Rain at first, mainly fair later with just a few showers.
Visibility: Poor to moderate in rain or showers, good otherwise.
Wind: Variable or westerly force 2 to 4, becoming northerly overnight and early on Friday.
Weather: Rain on the southwest coast at first, otherwise mainly fair, apart from a few showers.
Visibility: Poor in rain, otherwise good.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Sunday 29 April 2018: Mostly light to moderate northerly or variable breezes. Mainly fair weather, apart from a few showers.