Latest Laois News: Weather Forecast for the week
Monday, 1 November, 2021 ___ Forecasts for Ireland
Courtesy of Irish Weather Online
This will be a rather dry week with temperatures overall near normal but cold-feeling (due to windy conditions), a bit more sun than average perhaps, and less windy each day to Friday before the milder southwest winds return.
TODAY will be partly cloudy with bands of showers developing, with the exception of most of east-central Ulster (and adjacent parts of Leinster) which have several more hours of rainfall to get past before any clearing sets in. Some longer sunny intervals are possible in the south. While Ulster sees a further 5-10 mm rain, other regions will only get 1-3 mm falls in most cases and a few places could remain dry. Rather windy (west-northwest 40-70 km/hr, backing to southwest 30 km/hr late in the afternoon) and feeling cold at times with highs 7 to 10 C.
TONIGHT will be mostly cloudy with a few showers, some sleety on hills. Lows 2 to 5 C.
TUESDAY will be partly cloudy with winds turning more northwesterly, 40-60 km/hr. Bands of showers will likely form over the Atlantic moving inland over Connacht and west Ulster and feeding remnant showers into the midlands and sometimes further, also if winds turn due north later in the afternoon then bands of showers over the Irish Sea could reach land in the coastal southeast. Some sunny intervals more prolonged in the south, and cool with highs 7 to 9 C.
WEDNESDAY the northerly breezes will continue to turn a bit more to the northeast at times and showers will be quite isolated except for a few bands forming over the Irish Sea perhaps. Longer intervals of sunshine are likely. Quite cold with morning lows -2 to +2 C (the first killing frost perhaps in some areas) and highs 6 to 8 C.
THURSDAY will stay cold until late morning then milder as a slight westerly flow begins. Sunshine will be dimmed by layers of higher cloud at times. Winds generally light and variable. Morning lows -4 to +1 C and highs 8 to 12 C.
FRIDAY will bring a resumption of milder southwesterly flow, cloud and some rain at times. Highs 10 to 13 C. Winds increasing to southwest 40-70 km/hr.From then on, most of the foreseeable future in November looks rather mild and my monthly forecast reflects this, temperatures will average about 1 deg above normal values, rainfall will be near normal to 25% above normal by the end despite this rather dry first week, and sunshine will be rather generous by November standards. There may be hints of wintry weather by end of the month.
One minor change in the outlook concerns Subtropical Storm Wanda which now appears unlikely to break through blocking high pressure to join the parade of lows further north, however this will have little impact on the forecasts since it was only expected to be absorbed into those anyway. Instead, Wanda will try to move north, run into a blocking high and drift back to the south and southwest. Remnants of it may be moving erratically around the west-central Atlantic for another week to ten days, with no threat to land.