Weather forecast for the coming days from Met Eireann

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter


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Weather forecast for the coming days from Met Eireann

The Met Eireann weather forecast for the coming days states that the weather will be changeable in the coming days and will turn milder before the weekend.

According to the Met Eireann weather forecast, many central, eastern and southeastern parts will be dry with bright or sunny spells at first on Wednesday, with frost and ice gradually clearing. Showers will continue to affect the west and north however. Becoming mostly cloudy by the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle pushing into Atlantic coastal counties and edging eastwards later. Afternoon highs of just 3 to 6 degrees generally, but 7 to 10 degrees in the west Connacht and west Munster. Mainly light westerly breezes.

Mainly dry in the midlands, east and northeast on Wednesday night with some clear spells with minimum temperatures between 1 and 3 degrees and some frost. In Munster and Connacht lowest temperatures will range between 3 and 6 degrees where it will be mostly cloudy with patchy light rain or drizzle. Light westerly or variable breezes. 

The latest Met Eireann weather forecast for Thursday states that it will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, but amounts will be small. Temperatures will rise gradually from the west, with maximum values of 6 to 10 or 11 degrees. Winds light to moderate southerly, veering west to northwest and freshening along west and northwest coasts. Mild and mainly dry overnight with no frost.

The weather forecast for Friday is that it will be mild and mostly dry but with patches of mist and drizzle, mainly along Atlantic coasts and on high ground. Temperatures will reach 9 to 11 degrees, in moderate west to southwest breezes. Mild on Friday night, with a band of more persistent rain extending from the northwest, in strong southwesterly winds.

According to Met Eireann, rain will clear southeastwards during the morning on Saturday, with sunny spells developing and scattered showers, most of them in Ulster, Connacht and west Munster. Mild at first, but turning cold again as the day progresses, with a risk of wintry showers in the evening and overnight, especially in Ulster, Connacht and north Leinster. Some frost overnight, mainly in places sheltered from moderate west to northwest winds.

Current indications suggest that Sunday will be mainly dry and cold, but cloudier conditions, with rain, will extend from the Atlantic later.