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Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Friday 24 May
It'll be mostly dry today and after a fairly cloudy early start it will brighten up through the course of the morning with some good sunshine developing this afternoon. There'll be a few lingering showers in eastern areas at first today but these should die out early. Highest temperatures will reach between 11 and 14 degrees during the afternoon and northerly winds will be moderate to fresh for a time, easing this evening.
The evening and night will stay dry and there'll be clear spells for a time, but cloud will thicken from the west overnight. Winds will become light variable or calm over night and temperatures will fall to between 5 and 7 degrees.
Saturday 25 May
Tomorrow, Saturday, will start out dry and bright with sunny spells, especially in the east, further west will have a somewhat cloudier start. It will stay dry for most places and there'll be some good sunshine in the east, however outbreaks of rain will develop in western areas during the afternoon. Winds will become southerly during Saturday but should remain light to moderate and temperatures will reach highs of between 15 and 17 degrees, the higher temperatures inland while at the coasts highs may be a couple of degrees lower.
Saturday night will become mostly dry across the country although there is still the risk of a few light showers or spells of drizzle along western coastal areas. Southerly winds will be light overnight and temperatures will fall again to between 5 and 9 degrees, possibly cooler under long clear spells.
Sunday will see fair weather for the majority of the country and for the majority of the day. There is the threat of showers along western coastal areas but for the most part the day will stay dry and there will be good sunshine for a time. Temperatures during the day are expected to reach highs of between 15 and 17 degrees and it will be warmest inland in the east. Near coasts of the south and west it will be a couple of degrees cooler. Later on Sunday cloud will thicken in the west and towards Sunday night rain will reach western coasts, spreading eastwards overnight.
Rain will be heavy and persistent on Monday and will affect all areas. It will break up during the day and become showery in nature but the showers will be heavy and persistent so the dry spells will be short. Temperatures will reflect the poor sunshine and will reach only between 11 and 13 degrees and winds will be moderate to fresh southwest, veering westerly later. The showers will ease up on Monday night, becoming confined to the west and winds will ease.
Showers will start up again quickly on Tuesday and will be frequent and heavy through the day. Temperatures will be low for the time of year and winds will be moderate to fresh westerly. Again the showers and wind will both ease overnight.
The further outlook in to the early days of next week is for continued unsettled weather with spells of rain or showers. Temperatures will recover slowly through the week and westerly winds will prevail.
Report issued:24/05/2013 04:56