Irish Weather Forecast
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Rain will slowly clear this afternoon, but it may linger on east coasts into the evening. Highest temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees Celsius. Southerly winds, will veer westerly and moderate with the clearance.
Tonight most areas will be dry with clear spells. Patchy rain and drizzle could still linger across eastern areas. In near calm conditions, some mist and fog will set in later. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees Celsius.
Generally dull across eastern counties on Saturday with further patchy rain and drizzle. Some early sunshine in other areas, though cloud will tend to build. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees Celsius, in just light variable breezes.
This afternoon, outbreaks of rain will continue to affect eastern coastal counties, becoming lighter this evening. It will brighten up over the western half of the country with sunshine and well scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees with mostly light to moderate westerly breezes.
Tonight will be mainly dry with clear spells. Patchy rain and drizzle will however linger in eastern counties. Some mist and fog will develop overnight. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 13 degrees Celsius, coolest under clearest skies across the west.
Saturday will be mostly cloudy in the east with some patchy rain or drizzle. Some sunny spells further west. However, during the afternoon, outbreaks of rain will develop in western coastal counties and spread further inland through the evening. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees with light variable breezes.
OUTLOOK: Generally dry for early days of the week; followed by cool, wet and rather windy spells. SATURDAY NIGHT: Outbreaks of rain extending eastwards over the country, with the odd heavy burst, with clearer spells and isolated showers following from the west overnight. Mist and fog patches also. Lowest temperatures 9 to 11 degrees Celsius, with light southerly or variable breezes. SUNDAY: Cloudy and damp in parts of the east and north at first on Sunday with overnight rain soon clearing and brightening up, as sunny spells and just well scattered showers elsewhere extend eastwards. Showers will become more widespread by the afternoon, with some of them turning heavy with a chance of isolated thunderstorms in the west and northwest. Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 or 18 degrees Celsius, in a light to moderate westerly breeze. SUNDAY NIGHT: Overall dry with clear spells, with just isolated showers near Atlantic coasts. Lowest temperatures 7 to 11 degrees Celsius, in light southwest breezes. Some mist patches later. MONDAY: Overall dry with sunny spells and just isolated showers in the west. Highest temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees Celsius, in just light westerly breezes. MONDAY NIGHT: Dry and clear in many areas but with some mist or fog patches. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius, in light southwest breezes. TUESDAY: Another mostly dry day with sunny spells, though cloud will build across the western half of the country with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Highest temperatures of 17 to 19 degrees Celsius, in mostly moderate southwest breezes, increasing fresh to strong on west and northwest coasts in the afternoon. TUESDAY NIGHT: Wet and breezy with outbreaks of rain moving in from the west, accompanied by moderate to fresh southerly winds. FURTHER OUTLOOK: Turning cooler and unsettled, with low pressure dominating.
Southerly winds will reach force 6 this afternoon on coasts from Fair Head to Howth Head to Hook Head.
Issued: 17 September 2021 12:55
West-Southwest, 8 Knots, Rain shower, 11 Miles, 1006, Rising
Southwest, 5 Knots, Light rain, 1.6 Miles, 1008, Rising slowly
West-Northwest, 7 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 2 Miles, 1008, Rising slowly
West-Northwest, 9 Knots, Light rain, 15 Miles, 1009, Rising slowly
West, 7 Knots, Fair, 8 Miles, 1009, Rising slowly
West, 9 Knots, Fair, 12 Miles, 1010, Rising
West, 10 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1008, Rising
West, 8 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1007, Rising
South, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 1.6 m, 1008, Rising slowly
West-Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, 1010, Rising
West-Southwest, 10 Knots, Wave ht: 1.9 m, 1006, Rising
Northwest, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 2.8 m, 1011, Rising
Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Saturday 18 September 2021. Issued at 1200 Friday 17 September 2021.
Meteorological Situation at 0900: A cold front moves slowly eastwards across Ireland associated with a depression of 990 hPa centered just south of Iceland. There is a fresh to strong southerly ahead of the front and a moderate to fresh westerly airflow behind it.
Wind: Southerly force 5 or 6, decreasing cyclonic variable imminent, soon becoming north to northwest force 2 to 4, and cyclonic variable on the east Irish Sea
Weather: Outbreaks of rain, heavy at first, becoming lighter.
Visibility: Moderate or poor
Wind: West to northwest force 3 or 5 and reaching force 5 between Mizen Head and Valentia, later, gradually backing south to southwest north of Mizen Head and increasing force 4 or 5
Weather: Rain in the north at first. Otherwise, becoming mainly fair with well scattered showers
Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain or showers, otherwise good.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Sunday 19 September 2021: On east and south coasts, light to moderate variable or westerly winds, gradually backing southerly and increasing moderate to fresh. On west and north coasts, fresh to strong southerly winds, veering fresh westerly. Winds becoming moderate to fresh west to northwest on all coasts on Sunday morning. Rain spreading eastwards through the evening and night, clearing on Sunday.