Laois Mid-Week Weather
Wednesday, 29 January, 2020 __ Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of Irish Weather Online.
TRENDS for the week of 29 Jan to 4 Feb 2020
— Temperatures will average near normal values to 1.0 deg above normal (see forecasts for variations though).
— Rainfall will average 25 to 50 per cent of normal values.
— Sunshine will average 25 to 50 per cent above normal.
TODAY as milder air moves in gradually, and with a reduction in the wind speeds to 40 km/hr, it should feel considerably milder especially in the west and by later in the day in the north also. The winds will continue westerly for the morning hours, then back to southerly later. Skies will be partly cloudy with some higher overcast likely as well as broken layers closer to hilltop heights. Some places will remain dry and others will have a few light showers but amounts will be generally trace to 2 mm, with afternoon highs 7 to 10 C.
TONIGHT will be overcast and rather breezy with a few outbreaks of light rain, lows 3 to 7 C.
THURSDAY will become milder again, with intervals of light rain spreading inland from the west coast, moderate southwest winds 50 to 80 km/hr, and highs near 10 C.
FRIDAY will be partly cloudy with showers and highs 8
to 11 C.
SATURDAY will bring an early band of rain (10-15 mm possible) with gusty southwest winds 60 to 90 km/hr, and morning lows 7 to 9 C with highs near 11 C. It will become colder by afternoon and evening.
SUNDAY will be windy with occasional rain and highs 8 to
10 C. It may become very windy at times Sunday night into Monday as somewhat colder air arrives on westerly winds. Temperatures on Monday will be in the 6 to 8 C range.
The OUTLOOK is becoming rather uncertain for next week as guidance now splits into two rather different camps. One continues to show that colder interval I mentioned yesterday and would see quite cold temperatures for several days starting later Monday. But other guidance has picked up a signal for intensification of the westerly flow which would cut the cold spell short and return things to the very unsettled, windy and wet mode by mid-week. This set of maps includes some very windy looking days by the period 5 to 8 February. Not quite Darwin but are we not on a very similar schedule this mild and windy winter to 2013-14? And Darwin came along on the 12th of February that year after another rather strong low a few days earlier.