Irish Weather Forecast
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Dry this evening with a mix of bright spells and variable cloud. Cloud will build in the west later this evening ahead of an approaching band of light rain. Winds will be light to moderate southerly in direction.
Cloudy tonight and dry at first, though patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle will extend from the west overnight. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius in light to moderate southerly breezes.
Tomorrow, Sunday, will be mostly cloudy ,with patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle to begin with. Staying mainly dry in most parts through the afternoon, with perhaps a few brighter spells developing, especially in the southeast. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees Celsius in light to moderate southerly winds.
Remaining dry for most areas this evening but rain and drizzle in the west and southwest will spread into west Munster, west Connacht and coastal parts of west Ulster. Some lingering bright spells in the east but cloud will continue to build from the west through the evening. Breezy at times in moderate southerly winds, fresh to strong at times along western coasts.
Tonight will be cloudy with rain and drizzle gradually spreading eastwards across the country, becoming lighter and patchy as it does. Misty in places with some hill and coastal fog. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees in a light to moderate southerly breeze, fresh at times on western coasts.
A cloudy and damp start to tomorrow, Sunday, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Patchy rain and drizzle will continue in the west and north through the day. However, it will become largely dry for much of the east and south through the morning and afternoon with just isolated patches of drizzle. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in a light to moderate southerly breeze.
SUMMARY: Cool, damp and mostly cloudy to start the week with the best of any drier brighter spells in the east. Confidence in growing in brighter, drier conditions with milder temperature arriving closer to the middle of the week. Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle pushing into Munster, Connacht and west Ulster, remaining mostly dry elsewhere with a few occasional clear spells along the east coast. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in light to moderate southeasterly breezes. Monday: Cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain becoming more persistent and widespread across much of the country. There'll be some moderate falls in parts of the west, with the rain lighter further east and possibly remaining dry down along the east coast. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in light to moderate southeasterly breezes, remaining a little fresher in western coastal parts. Monday night: A cloudy and rather misty night, with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle and some hill and coastal mist and fog. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees, in light southeasterly or variable breezes. Tuesday: Remaining mostly cloudy with well scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle gradually easing during the morning. Mostly dry in the afternoon with some bright spells developing in the west through the evening. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in light to moderate cyclonic variable breezes. Tuesday night: Broken cloud will begin to clear early in the night to leave long clear spells for many, it will be mostly dry with just a slight risk of a light passing shower early in the night. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 6 degrees, coldest in the northwest. Winds will be mostly light northerlies, increasing moderate near the coast. While there has been more uncertainty from Wednesday onwards there is growing confidence in the latest forecast for somewhat milder conditions to prevail. Wednesday: A dry, bright and mostly sunny start to the day. Patchy cloud will develop through the middle of the day bringing the slight risk of a stray afternoon shower. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees, in a light to moderate east to northeast breeze. Wednesday night: Dry and mostly clear. Current indication suggest lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees, as easterly breezes fall mostly light. Thursday: Continuing mainly dry and bright with a mix of cloud and sunshine. There remains just a slight risk of a passing light shower. Current indications are for highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees, coolest in the east and south, in light to moderate east to southeast breezes. Further outlook: An area of low pressure to our south looks to steer up some showery rain at times from the southeast, however a lot of uncertainty still remains over the pattern going into next weekend.
South to southwest winds will reach force 6 or higher this evening and tonight (Saturday) on Irish coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head.
Issued: 17 April 2021 17:00
South, 16 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1023, Falling slowly
Southeast, 13 Knots, Gust 25 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1026, Falling slowly
South-Southwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 1.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1027, Falling slowly
South, 16 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1026, Falling slowly
South, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly
South, 12 Knots, Gust 24 Knots, Light rain, 5 Miles, 1024, Falling slowly
South, 16 Knots, Mod drizzle, 5 Miles, 1023, Falling slowly
South, 24 Knots, Rain shower, 4 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly
South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Wave ht:0.5 m, 1027, Falling slowly
South, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 3 m, 1024, Falling slowly
South, 27 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Wave ht: 3.8 m, 1020, Falling slowly
South-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 3.4 m, 1013, Rising slowly
Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Sunday 18 April 2021. Issued at 1800 Saturday 17 April 2021.
Meteorological Situation at 1500: Ireland lies in a fresh to strong southerly airflow between an anticyclone of 1031 hPa over the UK and a depression of 994 hPa over the north Atlantic. The depression will continue to track northeastwards tonight as the associated warm front moves eastwards across Ireland.
Wind: South to southwest force 5 to 7 and gusty, strongest on western sea areas. Soon decreasing force 5 or 6. Later decreasing mainly force 4 or 5, occasionally reaching force 6 in the west and southwest.
Weather: Outbreaks of rain and drizzle.
Visibility: Moderate or poor.
Wind: Southerly force 4 or 5, but decreasing variable force 3 at times on the Irish Sea.
Weather: Fair, outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading from the west soon.
Visibility: Mainly good, soon decreasing moderate or poor.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Monday 19 April 2021: Moderate to fresh south winds, backing southeast to south and increasing strong on western sea areas on Sunday night. Weather: Cloudy with rain and drizzle, most persistent across western sea areas.