Yellow wind warning for 12 counties liftedWeather
Wind and high seas overnight have led to localised flooding at the Gibraltar road in Sligo and resulted in stones being thrown by the waves onto the promenade area in Strandhill.
A little sunshine at first this evening across some southern parts, but becoming mostly cloudy. Dry at first, but a fairly narrow band of rain and drizzle will gradually extend southwestwards over the course of the evening, though not reaching parts of the southwest, and in any case amounts will be minimal. Moderate to fresh northwest breezes will decrease light to moderate.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy at first with a little patchy light rain and drizzle continuing to extend southwestwards and becoming mainly confined to the southwest for a time, with some hill fog too, though returning to other western coastal parts again towards morning. Some clear spells will develop further to the north and east, though with winds decreasing light, some mist will form. Turning cold under the clearer spells, with lowest temperatures of 1 to 6 degrees, with the highest values in the southwest and west. There may be a touch of frost in eastern parts of the province.
Rather cloudy and misty at first tomorrow morning, with a little patchy light rain and drizzle, mainly in the west and south. Brightening up a little later in the morning with some bright or sunny spells developing at times too for the afternoon and evening, though there'll also be a scattering of showers. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in mostly light to moderate westerly breezes, backing southwesterly later.
A lot of dry weather tonight as light rain or showers become confined to the far southwest and north of the country. Lowest temperatures generally between 2 and 6 degrees but possibly dipping a degree lower under any long clear spells. A few mist patches around also, in light northwesterly breezes.
Tomorrow morning will be mostly cloudy, with some scattered showers in western and northern areas but otherwise mostly dry. Scattered showers will extend across the country during the afternoon with some sunny spells developing too, but most showers will die out during the evening. Highs of 8 to 11 degrees, coolest in the north, with light to moderate west to southwest breezes.
Summary: Becoming gradually milder and more unsettled, especially from Sunday onwards. Friday night: Mainly dry, however some isolated patches of mist or drizzle at times mainly in the south. Lows of 2 to 5 Celsius as winds becoming generally light south to southeast. Saturday: Dry in most areas, with a good deal of cloud. Some patchy rain and drizzle will occur, mainly in coastal counties of the south and east Breezy, with moderate south to southeast winds, fresh or strong in coastal areas. Maximum temperatures 9 to 12 Celsius. Saturday night: Remaining dry in most areas, but further patches of rain and drizzle will occur mainly in Atlantic coastal counties. Heavier rain will develop over much of Munster and west Connacht by morning. Mild with lows of 6 to 8 degrees in moderate to fresh south to southeast winds, strong and gusty in coastal areas. Sunday: A mild and blustery day with outbreaks of rain in the west and southwest spreading eastwards as the day goes on. The rain will be heavy at times across western and southern counties. Parts of Ulster and north Leinster may hold dry until evening, though. Highs of 11 to 15 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds. Sunday night: Rain in the east, heavy in places, will soon give way to cooler and more showery conditions extending from the west. Some showers will merge to give longer spells of rain in the western half of the country. Winds veering south to southwesterly, gradually easing for most, however remaining fresh to strong near Atlantic coasts. Min. 6 to 8 degrees. Monday: Sunshine and scattered blustery showers merging to give longer spells of rain in the north and west, drier towards the southeast. Mild, with highs of 9 to 13 degrees in generally moderate to fresh and gusty southwesterly winds. Monday night: Showers easing and becoming generally clear as winds back southerly and ease light to moderate. Lows of 4-7 degrees. Further outlook: Remaining changeable, with occasional wet and blustery conditions and good dry spells also. Generally remaining mild with at or above average temperatures.
Northwest winds will reach force 6 for a time this evening on coasts from Malin Head to Fair Head to Belfast Lough.
Issued: 2 April 2020 17:00
West-Northwest, 12 Knots, Gust 28 Knots, Recent drizzle, 7 Miles, 1015, Steady
West, 10 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1017, Rising slowly
Northwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1018, Steady
West-Northwest, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1019, Steady
West, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1020, Steady
West-Northwest, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1021, Steady
West-Northwest, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1018, Steady
West-Northwest, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1018, Steady
Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave height not available, 1016, Rising slowly
Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave height not available, 1021, Falling slowly
West-Northwest, 15 Knots, Wave height not available, 1016, Falling slowly
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Sea Area Forecast until 0000 Saturday 4 April 2020. Issued at 0000 Friday 3 April 2020.
Meteorological Situation at 2100: An anticyclone of 1026hPa west of Ireland generates a moderate to fresh northwest airflow across the region. A weakening cold front continues to sink slowly southwards.
Wind: West to northwest force 4 or 5, soon decreasing southwest to west force 3 or 4, occasionally variable force 3 or less in the northeast. Later increasing southwest force 4 or 5.
Wind: Northwest force 4 or 5, imminently decreasing west to northwest force 2 to 4. Soon backing southwest to west force 2 to 4 and later increasing south to southwest force 4 or 5.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Sunday 5 April 2020: Moderate to fresh southwest to south winds backing southerly and increasing strong to near gale and gusty on Saturday. Cloudy at first, with patchy rain and drizzle. Mostly fair later.