Thursday 19 April 2018

A mixed bag - Keep the brolly handy as Met Eireann forecasts sunshine and showers

It will be a mixed bag, weather-wise. Photo: Damien Eagers.
It will be a mixed bag, weather-wise. Photo: Damien Eagers.

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Let's enjoy the warmth and sunshine while it lasts.

Thankfully, Met Eireann have confirmed that there will be widespread dry weather today, with  bright spells forecast nationwide.

However, showers in the southwest and west will become more widespread during the afternoon.

They will then turn heavy, with the risk of some thundery downpours, especially in northern areas.

Any showers will largely die out to give a dry night, with clear spells, but some will linger along Atlantic coasts.

It will be chilly in places with lows of 7 to 12 degrees.

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Some mist and fog patches will form towards dawn in the slack winds.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be a similar day, with a lot of dry weather but showers will develop once again and turning heavy in places during the afternoon.

There will be highs of 17 to 21 degrees in light southerly winds.

It will cloud over in the west later in the day as rain arrives in the evening.

On Wednesday, Met Eireann say that the winds will be southwesterly, as a band of rain continues northeastwards and sunny weather spreads in from the Atlantic.

A scattering of showers will follow also.

It will be mild, with temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees.

Thursday will be quite a windy day with fresh south to southwest winds gusting to gale force in exposed areas.

There will be warm sunny spells everywhere and highest temperatures will range 17 to 21 degrees.

However passing heavy showers will occur also with all areas at risk.

Friday will be another windy day with a mixture of sunny spells and passing showers.

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