Weather map for Ireland at noon on St Stephen's Day
Met Éireann forecasts mild but at times wet and windy weather on St Stephen's Day for anybody planing to get out for a walk or take part in some of the many activities on December 26.
The forcaster says Thursday will be wet and windy at first tomorrow in northern and eastern areas, but dry intervals will develop in most parts, with some bright spells and winds easing overland.
However, Met Éireann says further outbreaks of showery rain will extend from the west and southwest. Maximum temperatures 8 to 12 Celsius, in moderate to fresh south to southwest winds, strong and gusty in southern and western coastal areas, with gales at sea.
Thursday night will be dry to start in some places, but a spell of wet and breezy weather will affect all areas overnight. Lowest temperatures 7 to 9 C., in fresh and gusty south to southwest winds.
The national outlook is expected to be mild, but often breezy. More below tweet.
Our 7 day Atlantic Chart shows the precipitation and pressure forecast in 6 hour intervalshttps://t.co/9Giuj4CR5m— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 25, 2019
A nationwide forecast and outlook covering the next week can be found here. https://t.co/9gKN6SVok4 pic.twitter.com/8gnhLaU2a9
Met Éireann outlook for the festive weekend
Friday: Breezy, with fresh and gusty south to southwest winds. Rain in all areas at first, but this soon becoming confined to parts of the northwest coast. Rather cloudy misty elsewhere, with some fog on hills and coasts, but some dry, bright periods also, with a little sunshine coming through. Highs of 11 to 13 C. Mild and breezy overnight with temperatures not falling below 7 or 8 C.
Saturday: Breezy with fresh southerly winds, which may increase strong in some exposed coastal areas. A lot of dry weather is expected, if fairly cloudy generally, but some bright or sunny spells should break through. But some rain may affect parts of the northwest coast late in the day and overnight. Dry otherwise. Top temperatures 9 to 12 C. Mild overnight with lows of 8 to 10 C.
Sunday: Breezy, but very mild with highs of 11 to 14 C., expected. Winds fresh and gusty southerly. A lot of dry, bright weather, but rain is set to develop sometime late Sunday on the northwest coast and this rain is set to cross the country overnight. Mild overnight, with lows of 7 or 8 C.