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Latest Laois News: Laois Weekend Weather Update
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Latest Laois News: Laois Weekend Weather Update

Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of Irish Weather Online

TRENDS for the week of 13 to 19 March 2021

Temperatures will average near or slightly below normal values. Rainfall will average 50 per cent of normal, with most of it likely to be done by Monday night.– Sunshine will average at least normal values as rather cloudy skies at first give way to more frequent sunshine.

FORECASTS

TODAY will be breezy to windy at times, with passing showers, some with hail or thunder. Highs 8 to 10 C. Winds west to northwest 50 to 80 km/hr with some higher gusts near coasts. About 3 to 7 mm rain likely on average.

photo of sun shining on lake in Kilminchy Laois
Mixed bag on the weather front for this weekend and coming week đź“· Uljana Ip

TONIGHT will be overcast with occasional light rain or drizzle, fog or mist patches forming, lows near 5 C.

SUNDAY will be cloudy with a few breaks, mist or fog over some coastal areas and hills especially in parts of the north, and occasional light rain or drizzle, 2 to 5 mm expected. Highs near 12 C.MONDAY will be partly cloudy in most areas, overcast at times near Atlantic coasts with light showers developing by afternoon, lows near 3 C and highs near 12 C.

TUESDAY will be partly cloudy to sunny, any isolated showers will probably be brief and confined to the morning hours, and it should be relatively mild with morning lows near 2 C and highs near 14 C.

WEDNESDAY will be sunny with some cloud near coasts, or sea fog drifting inland, morning frosts but rather warm in the sun by mid-day, lows -1 to +3 C and highs 13 to 16 C.

photo of country road in laois ireland in good weather
Weekend forecast to be relatively cool and dry with unsettled periods thrown into the mix as well. Forecast courtesy of Irish Weather Online

THURSDAY will begin a slow cooling trend as a slight northeast flow begins. Both THURSDAY and FRIDAY are likely to remain mild in parts of the west and inland south with highs 12 to 15 C there, but cooler near the east coast and in most of Ulster with highs 8 to 11 C there. Night frosts will also continue.

The OUTLOOK is for this slightly cooler trend to intensify and spread over most of the country by the weekend of 20th-21st, with highs more generally 8 to 12 C, and slight frosts inland.The cool, rather dry trend will continue for a while with a more unsettled theme near the end of the following week.