Laois Weather Update
Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 __ Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of Irish Weather Online
TRENDS for the week of 7 to 13 Jan 2020
— Temperatures will be 1 to 2 deg above normal values.
— Rainfall will be near normal.
— Sunshine will also be close to average for mid-January.
TODAY will be windy and mild with south to southwest winds 50 to 80 km/hr, sometimes reaching 100 km/hr, with occasional rain and highs 12 to 15 C.
TONIGHT will bring partial clearing and lows 3 to 6 C as winds diminish to westerly 40 to 60 km/hr.
WEDNESDAY will have a bright start with increasing cloud from the southwest later in the day, highs 8 to 10 C.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT into THURSDAY morning, rain will spread into most areas, mixing with sleet on hills in northern areas. Temperatures will be steady 8-10 C in the south, and 3-5 C in the north. Some strong wind gusts from the southwest could arrive on the south coast briefly during the early morning hours.
THURSDAY, once the rain or sleet clear eastward by mid-day, turning somewhat cooler in the south, and staying cool further north as winds shift to northwest. Temperatures will be near 5 C by afternoon in most parts of the country.
FRIDAY will become breezy to windy again with milder temperatures returning, and some light rain. Morning lows around 1 to 3 C then highs 9 to 12 C.
The weekend is likely to remain mild and unsettled with moderate southwest winds. By Monday there could be even stronger southwest winds and intervals of heavier rain. Temperatures during the weekend and Monday will be around 9 to 12 C.
The further outlook calls for somewhat cooler weather, still rather unsettled, but some precipitation may become wintry especially on higher terrain later next week. However, no major cold spell is foreseen and it could return to milder temperatures again later in the month.