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Largely cloudy to start today with patchy rain and drizzle. More persistent rain will develop this afternoon, turning heavy at times before clearing to sunny spells towards evening. Highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees in moderate southerly winds.
A largely dry and clear start tonight but a band of showers will spread from the southwest early on, with some heavy or thundery downpours. However, the showers will quickly clear northwards, leaving mostly dry and clear conditions for the rest of the night. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.
Dry and sunny for the early part of tomorrow. It will turn cloudier in the afternoon with rain spreading from the west towards evening, turning heavy at times with the chance of isolated thunderstorms. Becoming blustery as the rain spreads with fresh and gusty southerly winds developing, increasing strong at times. Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees.
A cloudy start in the east and north with patchy rain and drizzle. More persistent rain will spread across Leinster and east Ulster through the morning and afternoon, turning heavy at times before clearing in the evening. A drier day further west with sunny spells but scattered showers will develop in the afternoon, turning heavy or thundery at times. Highs of 14 to 17 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong for a time on western coasts.
Early tonight scattered showers will spread across the country from the southwest, with some heavy or thundery downpours. The showers will clear northeastwards by morning, leaving a largely dry and clear end to the night. Breezy though with moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong at times on western coasts. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.
Tomorrow morning will be largely dry and sunny apart from isolated showers in the northwest. However, cloud will build from the west through the day as a band of rain gradually spreads over the country from the southwest, turning heavy in places with the potential for isolated thunderstorms. Becoming blustery with fresh and gusty southerly winds, increasing strong at times. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees.
Overview: Remaining unsettled for the remainder of the week with spells of rain and showers. Temperatures will return closer to average and it will be blustery at times. Tuesday night: A band of showers will move northwards across the western half of the country, becoming heavy at times. Mostly dry in the east with isolated showers. It will be breezy, windiest near the west coast where it will be very blustery. Winds will be coming from a mild southerly direction with lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees. Turning drier towards morning. Wednesday: A largely dry and sunny start with isolated showers in the northwest. However, a band of rain will move in from the southwest and track northeastwards across the country through the afternoon and evening with some heavy downpours possible. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty south or southeasterly winds, increasing strong at times near coasts. Wednesday night: Rain will clear the northeast on Wednesday night, with long clear spells developing. Some mist or fog patches may form as the winds largely ease, although fresh to strong southwest winds will persist on western coasts. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees. Thursday: A mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. However, there will be decent dry spells for most areas. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in moderate south to southwest winds, winds stronger near western coasts. As it stands, Friday looks set to be another very wet day with moderate southwesterly winds, stronger near western coasts, and temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees. Sunshine and scattered showers look to follow for next weekend in a fresh westerly breeze and temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees, possibly a little warmer on Sunday with lighter winds.
Southerly winds will reach gale force at times on Monday night and early Tuesday on Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Loop Head to Erris Head.
Issued: 16 May 2022 22:57
1. Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher at times on Monday night and early Tuesday on Irish coasts from Erris Head to Carlingford Lough to Mizen Head.
2. South to southwest winds will increase force 6 or higher on Tuesday evening and night on Irish coasts from Strangford Lough to Roches Point to Rossan Point.
Issued: 16 May 2022 22:57
Southeast, 14 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 1008, Steady
South, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 13 Miles, 1012, Rising slowly
South-Southeast, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 5 Miles, 1012, Steady
South-Southeast, 21 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1009, Falling slowly
Southeast, 18 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1006, Falling slowly
Southeast, 19 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Rain shower, 6 Miles, 1003, Falling
East-Southeast, 19 Knots, Rain shower, 8 Miles, 1005, Falling slowly
Southeast, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1005, Falling slowly
South, 11 Knots, Wave ht: 1 m, 1012, Rising slowly
Southeast, 29 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Wave ht: 3.3 m, 1002, Falling
East-Southeast, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 1.6 m, 1006, Steady
East-Southeast, 31 Knots, Gust 46 Knots, Wave ht: 3.9 m, 986, Falling very rapidly
Sea Area Forecast until 0000 Wednesday 18 May 2022. Issued at 0000 Tuesday 17 May 2022.
Meteorological Situation at 2100: Ireland lies in a mainly fresh to strong southerly airflow generated by a depression of 979hPa centred to the west.
Wind: Southerly force 6 or 7 imminent, reaching gale force 8 at times. Soon decreasing force 5 or 6, occasionally touching force 7. Later increasing southwesterly force 6 or 7, touching gale force 8 at times.
Weather: Showery rain, scattered showers soon. Heavy showers later with the chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation.
Wind: Southerly force 5 or 6 imminent, soon decreasing force 4 or 5. Later decreasing force 3 or 4 in the east and northeast but increasing force 4 to 6 by the end of the period.
Weather: Patchy mist and fog. Rain imminent, heavy at times later.
Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation, mist and fog.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Thursday 19 May 2022: Fresh to strong southwesterly winds, occasionally increasing near gale to gale force in the west and northwest. Winds increasing strong to near gale force on Wednesday. Weather: Showers in the west and north, heavy at times with the chance of an isolated thunderstorm. Fair in the east and south. Rain spreading from the west on Wednesday, turning heavy at times.