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Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Saturday 20 December
Today will start bright with good sunny spells and isolated showers will mainly affect the west and north. Cloud will increase from the west during the afternoon and evening. Westerly winds will be moderate to fresh in the north and east at first, but back southwesterly and ease during the afternoon. Top temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle affecting mostly the west and northwest at first but then spreading eastwards towards morning. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees early tonight but then temperatures will increase towards morning as the southwesterly winds increase fresh to strong.
West to northwest gales continue for a time this morning on coasts from Malin Head to Belfast Lough to Howth Head and the north Irish sea.
Issued at 05:00 on 20-Dec-2014
Sunday 21 December
Tomorrow, Sunday will be a mild and cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle. The rain could turn persistent and heavy towards evening along Atlantic coastal counties. Top temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in fresh to strong southwesterly winds.
Headline: Cloudy, mild and breezy at first with outbreaks of rain but then becoming colder again and winds easing with showery rain, some possibly turning wintry over higher ground.
Sunday night will be wet and windy with persistent and heavy rain in the north and northwest. Staying mild overnight with lowest temperatures just a degree or two lower than daytime temperatures in a fresh to strong southwesterly breeze.
Monday will continue wet and windy with rain turning heavy in the west and north at times. It will stay mild with top temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in a moderate to fresh southwesterly breeze.
Monday night and early Tuesday will continue wet, windy and mild but then later on Tuesday the rain will clear southeastwards to scattered showers. With the clearance it will turn colder again on Tuesday night and winds will ease with frost likely.
Wednesday will start very cold with frost and remain cold for Wednesday and Thursday. Present indications are for showery rain at times with some wintry showers over higher ground but there is the possibility that Thursday may be very cold with good sunny spells and mostly dry as high pressure builds from the southwest and there is the risk of a widespread sharp frost on Thursday night.
But Friday and Saturday are likely to become cloudy again with outbreaks of rain mainly in the west and north in a freshening southerly breeze.
Report issued:20/12/2014 04:28