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Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Friday 6 March
This afternoon will be mild, windy and mainly dry with a good deal of cloud and some sunny intervals. Patchy light rain or drizzle will develop on northwest coasts. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees with fresh to strong south to southwest winds, which will reach gale force along exposed west and northwest coasts.
Tonight will continue mild, windy and mainly dry. Rain and drizzle in the northwest will extend over Connacht, west Ulster and west Munster overnight. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees with fresh to strong south to southwest winds, strongest along western coasts.
South to southwest gales will extend to all coasts and to the Irish Sea today, increasing to strong gale force on western and northern coasts and also in the North Irish Sea.
Issued at 04:00 on 6-Mar-2015
Saturday 7 March
Saturday will be mild and windy. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will affect much of Ulster, Connacht and west Munster. It will be dry and mostly cloudy elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees, coolest in the west and warmest in the midlands and northeast. Fresh to strong, gusty south to southwest winds, strongest in western coastal areas.
Wet and very windy early on Saturday night, but the rain clearing Southeastwards overnight and on Sunday morning and the winds easing.
It will brighten up on Sunday and become dry everywhere with sunny spells. In a light to moderate West to Northwesterly breeze it will be a cooler fresher day with highest temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees.
A cold and frosty night will follow on Sunday night with calm conditions and some mist and fog patches forming as temperatures fall close to or a little below freezing.
Later in the night, wet and windy weather will arrive in Cork and Kerry and will become widespread up over the country during Monday, perhaps falling as sleet for a time on Northern hills. The rain will clear later on Monday with some frost and fog forming on Monday night as the winds ease.
Tuesday looks like a dry day in most areas with sunny spells though there is the risk of some rain near the Southeast coast for a time.
At the moment Wednesday looks like bringing in a spell of rain to most areas from the Atlantic.
Report issued:06/03/2015 11:45