Unsettled conditions are forecast for the next week with mixed rain and some clear spells.
et Éireann, meteorologist Mark Bowe said showers will be long and persistent today in the north and northwest.
“The weather works overnight bringing lots of showers and gusts across the country, so we’re going to see those showers end throughout the day, and it’s going to get better,” he said. especially in the east and southeast,” he said.
“Really the southern half of the country would be the better half today.”
The highest temperature will fluctuate between 8°C and 11°C, with strong southwesterly winds and slight gusts of wind in the afternoon and evening.
Tonight there will be light winds, accompanied by strong, persistent showers and storms across the northern half of the country, with occasional snow or sleet over the hills and mountains.
Temperatures will drop as low as -1C to 4C and fresh to strong westerly winds will soften the southern lights.
Mr. Bowe said clouds and rain in the north will clear Monday and sunny weather will develop later in the day with peak temperatures between 9°C and 12°C. There will be mild to moderate westerly winds. average, remains fresh for a while in the north.
On Monday night it will be dry with clear skies and lows of -1C to 3C with frost forming, mainly south and east with strong southerly winds strong on the Atlantic coasts late at night.
Tuesday will start to dry with clouds forming in the morning and rain to arrive in the west in the afternoon. During the afternoon and evening, the rain will gradually extend to the east.
Peak temperatures will range between 7°C and 10°C during mild to moderate southeasterly winds.
There will be rain and drizzle on Tuesday night, most persistent in the east of the country with lows between 0°C and 4°C with winds dropping slightly to the south.
Wednesday it will be quite cloudy, with rain and drizzle from the east with drier and clearer weather in the evening. Highest temperatures range from 7°C to 9°C, with mild to moderate northwesterly winds.
Mr Bowe said St Patrick’s Day looked set to be a mostly dry, sunny day with only isolated showers early in the day.
“There will be a shower or two pushing in the West and Northwest but certainly in the East and Southeast it will be fine and dry for most of the day,” he said.
“Thursday afternoon temperatures will hit around 12°C or 13°C with mild to moderate southwesterly winds dropping slightly to the southeast after that.”
“The lowest on Thursday night is around 1C to 4C, coldest in the southeast as there will be more clouds in the northwest, which should help keep temperatures a bit higher.”
Current signs suggest that the rain that started Wednesday night will continue through the weekend with sunshine, light winds and a temperature of 13C or 14C in the afternoon and clear skies at night for Allowing the temperature to drop below freezing brings frost.
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