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Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Saturday 6 February
Rain will clear the northeast soon and it will turn colder with sunny spells and showers for the rest of this afternoon. In the west and northwest, showers will merge into longer spells of rain. It will be windy in the west and northwest, with strong and gusty southwest or westerly winds. Elsewhere southwest winds will be mostly moderate to fresh.
Showers will become widespread tonight and in northern and northwestern coastal regions many will be heavy and prolonged. Later in the night, showers may turn wintry on hills. Lowest temperatures between 1 and 3 degrees with frost possible in sheltered areas. Southwest winds will be mostly moderate or fresh inland but it will continue windy on Atlantic coasts with strong to gale force westerly winds.
Southwest to westerly gales or strong gales on Irish Coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Fair Head this evening and tonight, extending to all sea areas on Sunday morning.
Issued at 16:00 on 6-Feb-2016
Sunday 7 February
Tomorrow will be a blustery day with sunshine and showers in the morning. It will become mainly dry for a time later in the morning and early afternoon, but rain will spread from the southwest to most areas during the afternoon. Highest temperatures ranging from 4 degrees in the north to 10 degrees on south coasts. Fresh to strong southwest winds will increase to gale force later in the day on west and southwest coasts.
Sunday night will continue windy with the fresh to strong southwesterly winds persisting for a time and reaching gale force again along southern coasts, but will gradually ease over land. There will be scattered outbreaks of rain in the west, becoming widespread around dawn. Lowest temperatures of zero to plus 2 degrees.
The wet and windy weather looks to continue for Monday. Fresh to strong southwest winds will bring further showers, heavy at times, on to the west coast, and pushing further to the east of the country during the day. There'll be brighter and drier weather in the east and southeast. Afternoon temperatures between 6 and 8 degrees, near normal for this time of year. Night time temperatures dropping back to between 1 and 4 degrees, with a slight risk of frost and icy patches in sheltered inland areas.
A similar day on Tuesday with further showers but it will become just a tad colder as the winds moderate a little and veer around to the west to northwest later.
On Wednesday winds will moderate and overall it will be a drier day, but it will turn colder with widespread frost and ice on untreated surfaces for Wednesday night.
The further outlook out to next weekend is for a cold snap with sub freezing temperatures at night and slightly below average temperatures for the time of year by day as winds turn to the north.
Report issued:06/02/2016 16:19