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Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Friday 27 March
Dry this afternoon and early evening across most areas with light southerly breezes - whilst it will be rather cloudy, spells of hazy sunshine breaking through in parts too. Thicker cloud in the south of Munster, with some further patchy rain here, amounts very small. Highest temperatures will range a near normal 9 to 12 degrees Celsius, best values for the north of Munster.
Scattered outbreaks of light rain or drizzle moving in from the Atlantic later this evening and overnight. Hill and coastal fog too. Becoming rather windy later in the night, with strong and gusty southwesterly winds, as well as some heavier falls of rain towards morning. Frost free though, with lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees Celsius, values lowest over Ulster.
South to southwest gales or strong gales, will develop overnight, on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.
Issued at 05:30 on 27-Mar-2015
Saturday 28 March
Overnight rain, making for a wet and windy start to tomorrow Saturday. However the rain will quickly clear away eastwards with mostly dry weather following as of late morning; just scattered showers thereafter and brightening up too. Staying blustery throughout though, with fresh to strong westerly winds. In the evening rain will move into the west and northwest. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees Celsius (mildest values for the southeast of Munster and the south of Leinster).
General: Unsettled and changeable, with some wet and windy weather at times.
Saturday night will be windy, with fresh to strong southwest to westerly winds. There will be some heavy showers also, merging into longer spells of rain at times. Lowest temperatures 5 to 8 C.
Windy and fairly cloudy for much of Sunday, with just a few bright spells. Some further rain or showers at times too, with some heavy falls in places. But less windy and drier conditions should develop late in the afternoon and evening. Highs on Sunday of 8 to 11 C. A few showers on Sunday night, but most places dry, with some clear spells. Cold, lowest temperatures 1 to 5 C., coldest over Ulster, with some ground frost in places.
Monday may well start dry and bright, but a spell of very windy and wet weather is expected to sweep in off the Atlantic as the day progresses. Winds will be strong to gale force westerly and quite gusty also. Top temperatures 10 to 13 C. More showery weather will develop later in the day and overnight and winds will moderate also. Cool overnight with clear spells and showers, but frost unlikely.
At this stage, it looks as if Tuesday will be a bright, fairly breezy day, with sunny spells and showers, but further wet weather is likely around midweek.
Report issued:27/03/2015 11:43