National Forecast 26 Sep 2017 - 17:00

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Today 26 Sep 2017 - 16:28

Dry in many places this evening, but rather cloudy and breezy in western counties with outbreaks of rain and drizzle developing.


Cloudy and rather windy in places overnight, with heavy rain affecting much of Munster and Connacht bringing the risk of spot flooding. The rain will extend into eastern counties later in the night with fog on hills and coasts also. Lowest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees Celsius in fresh to strong and gusty south to southeast winds


Still breezy and wet on Wednesday, with widespread heavy rain for a time and a continuing risk of spot flooding. But drying out through Munster and west Connacht later in the afternoon and evening with some drier brighter periods developing. Top temperatures 14 to 16 degrees Celsius. Fresh and gusty southeasterly winds will veer southwest later and moderate as the rain clears.


General: Unsettled and changeable, with spells of rain from time to time, interspersed with some dry, bright weather. Rainfall will be above normal through the period.

Wednesday night: A cool, misty night in store, once the last of the rain clears out into the Irish Sea, with some fog forming in places.
Lowest temperatures 5 to 8 C., in light variable breezes.

Thursday: A dry, bright morning, with some hazy sunshine for a time. But increasing clouds from the Atlantic, will bring some rain to western coastal counties later in the afternoon. It will become breezy also, as southerly winds increase fresh and gusty. Top temperatures 14 or 15 C. Thursday night will turn windy and wet countrywide, with some persistent and heavy rain in all areas. Lowest temperatures 9 to 12 C.

Friday: Early rain clearing, to give a day of bright or sunny spells and occasional showers. Most of these will affect the western half of the country, where some will be heavy and possibly thundery. Highs of 13 to 15 C., are expected, in moderate to fresh southwesterly breezes.

At this stage Saturday looks like being a windy day and turning quite wet in all areas, as a spell of heavy rain spreads in across the country, from the Atlantic, as the day progresses. But it should clear overnight, with fog forming in places. But there is the prospect of mostly dry, bright weather for Sunday.