Irish Weather Forecast
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There'll be some hazy spells of sunshine for a time today, the best of these in eastern parts of the province, though it will become increasingly cloudy from the west through the day. It will be mainly dry this morning, and for a time this afternoon, but rain and drizzle will gradually push into western coastal parts later in the afternoon, spreading a little further inland into other western parts of the province, although it will continue dry further to the east. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees with mostly moderate and occasionally gusty southerly winds, fresh to strong and gusty along western coasts.
Cloudy tonight with the rain and drizzle gradually spreading eastwards. There'll be some mist too and some hill fog, with lowest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees in a light to moderate southerly wind, fresher in some western coastal parts.
Tomorrow, Sunday, will be mostly cloudy with some scattered outbreaks of patchy light rain and drizzle, and with some mist in places. There'll be some good dry spells too though especially through the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees, in mostly light to moderate southerly winds, fresher though in western coastal parts.
There'll be sunshine today, the best of this in the east and the best of this in the morning, though it will become increasingly cloudy from the west through the day. There'll be a good lot of dry weather for much of the day for most, but through the afternoon, some rain and drizzle will push into western coastal parts and this will then gradually start to spread eastwards into west Munster, much of Connacht and western coastal parts of Ulster through the evening. It will continue to hold dry elsewhere though. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees with mostly moderate southerly winds, increasing fresh to strong though along western coasts.
Cloudy tonight with the rain and drizzle gradually spreading eastwards, but it will be very light and patchy further to the east. There'll be some mist too and some hill fog, with lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees in a light to moderate southerly wind, fresh to strong though in some western coastal parts.
Tomorrow, Sunday, will be mostly cloudy with some scattered outbreaks of patchy light rain and drizzle, and some mist in places. It will become mainly dry though through the morning in Leinster, with good dry spells in most other areas too through the afternoon and evening, though still misty with a little rain and drizzle in parts of the west and north. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees, in light to moderate southerly winds, fresher though in western coastal parts.
SUMMARY: Largely cloudy for the rest of the weekend and into early next week, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Accumulations will be fairly minimal in the east and southeast. Drying up from Tuesday to Thursday with high pressure building with mostly fine and settled weather. Saturday night: Some light outbreaks of rain and drizzle will continue, slightly more persistent along Atlantic coasts. A milder night than recently, but largely cloudy, with lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees. Mist patches will develop in light to moderate southerly winds, but winds will be fresher along Atlantic coasts. Sunday: A mainly dull and cloudy day with light outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Some mist patches, hill and coastal fog lingering for much of the day. Holding mainly dry over much of the southeast throughout. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees, in light to moderate southerly winds. Sunday night: Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will continue through the night along western coastal counties, remaining drier elsewhere but staying cloudy. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees. Mist patches, along with hill and coastal fog will develop in mainly light to moderate southerly breezes. Monday: Dull with outbreaks of rain extending across the country from the west. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in light to moderate southerly breezes. Patchy rain will linger in the midlands and east with drier conditions developing in the west later in the night. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees, in light to moderate southerly or variable breezes. Tuesday: Rain and drizzle will continue to clear eastwards during the morning with just some drizzle persisting along eastern and southern coasts during the afternoon. Good sunny spells will develop in the afternoon .Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh northwesterly breezes. Mainly dry overnight with just isolated patches of mist and drizzle along northern coasts. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +5 degrees, in light northwesterly breezes. Wednesday: A mainly dry day with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees, in light northerly breezes. Further outlook: There is some uncertainty still regarding how the high pressure to our northwest will evolve and move. Current indications are that it will stay mostly dry and settled however a northeasterly flow would cap the highest temperatures in the lower teens with frost at night.
Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher today(Saturday) and for a time tonight (Saturday night) on Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Belfast Lough.
Issued: 17 April 2021 05:00
Southeast, 2 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1028, Steady
South-Southwest, 5 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1030, Rising slowly
South-Southeast, 8 Knots, Wave ht:0.9 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1030, Rising slowly
South, 16 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1029, Steady
South, 17 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1028, Steady
Southeast, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1026, Steady
South-Southeast, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1026, Steady
South, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1026, Steady
South, 9 Knots, Wave ht:0.5 m, 1030, Rising slowly
South, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 1.9 m, 1026, Steady
South, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 2.8 m, 1025, Steady
South-Southeast, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 3.4 m, 1016, Steady
Sea Area Forecast until 0000 Sunday 18 April 2021. Issued at 0000 Saturday 17 April 2021.
Meteorological Situation at 2100: Ireland lies in a mostly moderate to fresh southerly airflow between an anticyclone of 1036hpa centred over Scandinavia and a depression of 1002 hPa in the mid-Atlantic. A frontal trough skirting western coasts dissipates, with more frontal troughs approaching from the Atlantic.
Wind: Imminently becoming south force 5 or 6 and gusty. Soon increasing force 7 at times and gusty between Valentia and Bloody Foreland. Later decreasing force 4 to 6 and gusty, still force 7 in northwestern parts.
Weather: Cloudy with isolated patches of drizzle. Persistent rain and drizzle soon spreading from the west.
Visibility: Moderate to poor in rain and drizzle.
Wind: Imminently increasing south force 3 or 4. Later increasing south force 4 or 5, touching force 6 at times tomorrow afternoon and evening in northern areas.
Weather: Mostly fair, later becoming cloudy. Rain and drizzle towards the end of the period in the northwest.
Visibility: Mostly good. Moderate later in any rain.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Monday 19 April 2021: Fresh to strong southerly winds in western and northern areas, mostly moderate southerly winds elsewhere. Rain and drizzle in the west, spreading eastwards on Saturday night, but becoming mostly dry again through Sunday in eastern parts. Some mist too, especially in western coastal parts.