Weather forecast for Ireland from Met Eireann for the coming days

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The weather forecast for Ireland from Met Eireann for the coming days is for temperatures to continue to rise through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before it falls back with rain over the weekend.

The weather forecast for Ireland for the rest of Wednesday is for a mix of cloud and sunny spells for the rest of today. Some scattered showers also, and a few of them will be heavy or thundery, especially in over Munster. Humid, with highs of 19 to 23 degrees. Winds will be mainly light northeasterly, moderate near Atlantic coasts. Remaining showers will becoming increasingly isolated tonight and it will become mainly dry with clear spells. Mist and fog patches will form towards dawn. Lows of 10 to 14 degrees in mainly light northeast breezes, moderate near some coasts.

The weather forecast for Wednesday from Met Eireann is for most places to hold dry with variable cloud and warm sunshine and just the odd isolated shower. Humid again, with highs of 20 to 25 degrees, but a little cooler along northern and eastern coasts in the onshore light to moderate northeasterly breezes, which will freshen along southern and western coasts later in the day.

Largely dry overnight on Wednesday night with just the odd shower in the south. Minimum temperatures 11 to 15 degrees over the southern half of the country, but 8 to 10 degrees further north.

The weather forecast for Ireland is for it to be mostly dry and sunny on Thursday, although the sunshine may be a little hazy earlier in the day due to high cloud. There is a slight risk of an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the southwest. Feeling very warm and humid with maximum temperatures of 22 to 27 degrees generally but a few degrees less warm near northern and eastern coasts. Light to moderate east or northeast breezes will be fresh at times along the south coast. A muggy night will follow with overnight lows of 13 to 17 degrees in light or moderate easterly breezes. 

According to Met Eireann, it will be warm sunshine for many again on Friday with highs of 20 to 27 degrees, however, cloud will increase in the west and southwest, with patchy rain or drizzle developing there during the morning. There is also potential for thundery downpours to develop in these areas later in the day, however, confidence remains quite low on this at present. Winds will be light to moderate southeasterly. Cloud will gradually increase countrywide on Friday evening and night with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards. Another warm and humid night will follow with minima no lower than 13 to 17 degrees. 

Met Eireann states that current indications forecast rain will turn heavy and thundery over the eastern half of the country on Saturday morning before clearing out into the Irish Sea by early afternoon. The rest of the day will bring sunny spells and scattered showers, which will mainly affect parts of the west and northwest. Still warm with top temperatures of 19 to 25 degrees, coolest in the coastal fringes of the west and southwest. Light to moderate southwest breezes, will be fresh along western coasts. 

Cooler than previous days on Sunday with sunny spells and scattered showers, heaviest and most frequent in the west and northwest. Highs of 16 to 20 degrees in mainly moderate southwesterly or westerly breezes.