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Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Sunday 26 February
Blustery or windy this afternoon with sunshine and showers, some with hail and thunder. Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees in fresh to strong, gusty west to southwest winds.
Cold tonight with clear spells and scattered showers, some of the showers will be wintry with a risk of thunder in the west. Falls of sleet or snow are possible, especially on high ground. Frost and icy stretches too. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +1 degrees with moderate southwest breezes.
South to southwest gales or strong gales this afternoon on coasts from Fair Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and on the Irish Sea and reaching storm force for a time on the north Irish Sea.
Issued at 12:00 on 26-Feb-2017
Monday 27 February
Monday will be very cold with wintry showers and a risk of thunder. Most of the showers will be of rain, hail and sleet. Some will fall as snow on high ground in the morning, with one or two snow flurries possible at lower levels. Showers will be heaviest and most frequent over the western half of the country. Highest temperatures of just 4 to 7 degrees with moderate to fresh southwest winds.
OUTLOOK: Very changeable into next week, and cold, especially early on.
TOMORROW NIGHT: A bitterly cold night with a widespread sharp to severe frost and some icy stretches. Whilst many areas will see a lot of dry weather under clear skies, some wintry showers about too, most of these occurring closer to the Atlantic. Snowfall will mainly be confined to higher elevations however. Lowest temperatures 0 to minus 3 degrees in light to moderate southerly breezes.
TUESDAY: A cold windy day, in a brisk northwest breeze. Widespread wintry showers to begin with some wet snow for a time. Snowfall will be mainly confined once again to higher elevations, but a light dusting is possible locally. Showers mainly of rain as of late morning, with more in the way of sunny spells developing as it becomes mostly dry. Highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, but with an added wind chill.
WEDNESDAY: Dry in parts to begin with some hazy sunshine and frost clearing. However a spell of wet and breezy weather will gradually feed up from the southwest, turning wintry for a time locally. Highest temperatures of only 5 to 9 degrees Celsius, in fresh and gusty westerly winds.
THURSDAY: A little less cold; highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees, with mostly dry weather and sunny spells. A few well scattered showers occurring too though, in a moderate westerly breeze.
Report issued:26/02/2017 14:22