Laois Weather Warning
LAOIS WEATHER WARNING:
STRONG WINDS: REMAINING UNSETTLED: Today Wednesday will be a very unsettled day across the Midlands with all areas set to see some spells of, at times, heavy rain. The heaviest of the rain will occur through the afternoon and evening as an active cold front crosses the region from the Atlantic. Winds will be strong and gusty throughout the day and will gust between 70 and 80 kph across the south of the region and will gust to between 90 and 100 kph across more northern areas of the region. Temperatures will range between 9 and 11 degrees Celsius.
Tomorrow Thursday will be drastically different to today across the Midlands with all areas enjoying some pleasant spells of sunshine. There will however be some passing showers which will be heavy across northern and western areas of the region such as Roscommon, Longford and the Shannon region. One or two of the showers may be wintry over the highest ground of the Cuilcagh and Curlew mountains. Temperatures will be much cooler than today and will range between 5 and 7 degrees Celsius. Winds will be fresh from a westerly direction.
Friday will be another unsettled day across the region as yet another Atlantic weather system looks set to cross the country. Cloud will increase through the early hours of the morning in relation to a warm front, which will bring with it a spell of rain to all areas around mid-day. It may dry up for a while during Friday afternoon, but sunshine looks unlikely. The winds will increase fresh to strong and will further increase to gale force in all areas through Friday evening and overnight. A spell of heavy rain and strong winds are likely through Friday night with a risk wind speeds may gust as high as 110 kph in exposed northern and western areas of the Midlands and over higher ground.
Saturday looks like being a day of sunshine and widespread heavy showers. The showers will fall as rain and hail, but will turn wintry across the higher ground such as the Cuilcagh, Curlew and Slieve Bloom Mountains. Some southern and eastern areas may escape with a dry day if you can dodge the showers. Feeling much cooler with highs of just 4 to 7 degrees Celsius in a fresh and gusty north westerly wind.
Sunday will be the best day of the weekend as a ridge of high pressure pushes northwards across the country. This will provide a dry, bright and sunny day to all areas with just the slight risk of a passing light shower across the north. Temperatures on Sunday will range between 6 and 8 degrees Celsius in a light westerly breeze. Take care on the roads wherever you are over the coming days as a combination of surface water and strong cross winds can lead to some very dangerous driving conditions on our roads, especially in exposed locations. I will keep you posted on any developments as always. Kindest regards, Cathal.
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