Met Éireann Irish weather forecast for the weekend

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter

Met Éireann Irish weather forecast for the weekend as -3 degrees to come

Met Eireann Irish weather forecast

Met Éireann Irish weather forecast for the weekend 

Wednesday, april 3 is a windy day with scattered rain or hail showers in western and southern areas. But clouds increasing and some heavy rain over Ulster will become more widespread in the afternoon and evening. Top temperatures of 6 to 9 C.

Wednesday night will be cold and breezy with rain in all areas for a time, heavy in places, with some sleet on high ground.

The rain will become more patchy and scattered away from eastern coastal areas later, with some dry and locally clear spells developing. Northeast winds will be fresh and gusty. Lowest temperatures 1 to 4 C with a slight frost in any clear spells.

Thursday will be a cool, breezy and mostly cloudy day according to Met Éireann. Further rain in eastern areas in the morning, brighter elsewhere, with scattered rain or hail showers. Further rain or showers in the afternoon and evening with a few heavy falls in places. Top temperatures 7 to 9 C., in fresh and gusty northeasterly winds.

Cold on Thursday night, then becoming progressively milder. Mainly dry for the weekend.

There will be showers on Thursday night, most frequent in the west and north. Clearer spells in the south and east will result in frost with lows of 0 to -3 degrees, slightly higher for Ulster and Connacht with lows of 1 to 4 degrees.

Winds will be mostly light variable, except in the north where they will be moderate to fresh easterly, later southeasterly. More persistent rain arriving on the east coast towards dawn.

A cold start on Friday with outbreaks of showery rain over the east in the early morning. There will be clearer, brighter conditions with isolated showers elsewhere.

The rain will become more widespread, moving over the north and west as the day goes on, with isolated showers elsewhere and bright or sunny spells.

Maximum afternoon temperatures reaching 8 to 11 degrees, highest in the west where the best of the drier, brighter weather will be.

Further showery rain will then arrive on the east coast early on Friday night and will push westwards to affect most areas over the course of Friday night. Lows of 1 to 6 degrees. Winds will be mainly light easterly or northeasterly, at times fresher on exposed coasts.

Saturday will start with some rain over Munster, dry and bright elsewhere but overall Saturday will be a drier, brighter and milder day for most of the country.

The rain looks to die out as the day progresses with sunny spells developing. Mild with highs of 10 to 14 degrees, highest in the west while the moderate easterly wind will keep it cooler on the east coast.

A mostly dry and bright day with sunny spells on Sunday according to Met Éireann. There will be a risk of one or two showers affecting the east and south coasts.

Winds will be mostly moderate easterly but will be fresher at times on exposed coasts. Temperatures around normal with highs of 12 to 14 degrees, highest in the west and again, the easterly breeze will keep it cooler along the east coast.

The easterly flow looks set to continue into the early days of next week bringing a mix of dry bright weather and showers. The showers will be most prevalent over eastern counties.

Monday looks to be the mildest day with highs of 13 to 16 degrees, winds will become fresher on Tuesday bringing temperatures back to between 11 and 14 degrees.