National Forecast 20 Nov 2017 - 05:00

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Today 20 Nov 2017 - 05:11

Rather cloudy and misty today, with just a few bright spells. Rain and drizzle at times, scattered at first with dry periods also, but more widespread this afternoon and persistent in places. Some patches of fog on hills and coasts also especially in the south and southwest. Very mild for the time of year, with top temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees Celsius in moderate, fresh at first southwest breezes.

Tonight

Mild, cloudy and misty tonight with persistent rain for a time in northern counties, well scattered and lighter elsewhere. Hill and coastal fog also. Overnight lows of 8 to 11 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow

Tuesday: Mild, cloudy and misty, with rain at times in many areas and fresh southwesterly winds, but some drier periods also. Misty with low cloud and fog on hills and coasts. Afternoon highs of 12 to 14 degrees Celsius in fresh southwesterly winds.

Outlook

Headline: Turning cold with frost at night, some wintry showers also.

Tuesday Night: Cloudy and misty Tuesday night with some rain at times. The rain will turn heavy over Munster and Leinster towards morning, with temperatures not falling below 8 to 10 degrees Celsius. But cooler more showery weather over northern and northwestern parts, with lows of 5 or 6 degrees Celsius expected.

Wednesday: Cloudy, misty weather, with some further heavy rain for a time on Wednesday over eastern and southern areas where winds will be southwesterly at first. Cold in the west and north of the country with rain more showery and afternoon temperatures of just 5 to 7 degrees Celsius but values 10 to 13 degrees Celsius in the south and southeast. But the colder air with north or northwest winds will move down to all areas later Wednesday and Wednesday night. Moderate cyclonic variable winds. Cold and windy on Wednesday night with some rain or sleet for a time, but drier later. Lowest temperatures plus 2 to -2 degrees Celsius, with some icy roads in spite of the wind.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Cold, breezy days, windy at times, with occasional showers, some wintry on high ground, especially in western and northern areas. But some bright or short sunny spells also. Highs of just 4 to 8 degrees Celsius, best over south Munster and south Leinster. Winds northwesterly and often fresh and gusty making it feel very cold at times. Cold and frosty by night, with some icy roads.