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Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Wednesday 23 April
Cloud and rain in the far Northeast soon clearing. Otherwise good sunny spells for the rest of today. Showers in the Southwest will become more widespread and some will turn heavy and thundery especially in the Midlands, West and Northwest. Highest temperatures 13 to 16 degrees in a moderate Southerly breeze.
Showers will become confined to Atlantic coastal counties tonight and it will become dry in most areas with clear spells leading to some mist and shallow fog patches. Lowest temperatures will range 4 to 7 degrees in a light Southerly breeze.
Thursday 24 April
Tomorrow, Thursday, will bring sunny spells and scattered showers with some heavy showers likely in the northwest later in the day.
Thursday night will continue mainly dry and with clear periods so again it's expected to turn cold overnight, temperatures down to between 3 and 6 degrees. Winds are expected to be mainly light and still from the east or southeast direction. However, a weather system is expected to track near the southwest and it will bring cloud and rain to west Munster overnight.
After a largely dry start Friday will turn rather cloudy with the showery rain from the southwest becoming widespread across the country. Later in the day the rain will turn heavy and possibly thundery in the south and southwest. Temperatures during Friday will reach between 12 and 15 degrees as winds increase moderate to fresh from the southeast. Temperatures down again overnight to between 3 and 6 degrees as the heavy rain pushes northwards.
There'll be rain or showers then to start on Saturday but it will brighten up with sunny spells interrupted by scattered showers through the day. Winds still mainly southeasterly and temperatures around normal for the time of year. The showers should die out overnight.
Sunday will start out dry and bright but showers will develop again in the afternoon, some of those heavy. The winds are expected to turn more northerly in direction and a spell of persistent rain is expected to develop from the north overnight.
The further outlook in to the early days of next week is for a spell of cold but still unsettled conditions as the winds become northerly for a time.
Report issued:23/04/2014 11:33