Latest Laois News: Weather Forecast for Ploughing Championships

Latest Laois News: Weather Forecast for Ploughing Championships

Looking ahead at Weather Outlook for coming week’s Ploughing

Sunday, 18 September, 2022 ___ Forecasts for Ireland

TRENDS remain similar, almost all the rain likely to fall in the coming week will fall on Wednesday and Thursday, amounts now look a little more similar in all regions (10-20 mm), then another dry spell will begin. Temperatures will be generally rather cool for mid to late September, possibly 2 or even 3 deg below normal values. Sunshine will try to keep pace with normal, with a lot of cloud around mid-week.


TODAY will be partly cloudy to overcast, with best sunshine likely to be found in the south and southeast. It may brighten up gradually where cloudy this morning. Highs 14 to 16 C, mostly dependent on sunshine.

TONIGHT will become partly cloudy with clear intervals and cold again, especially in the inland southeast where some local frosts are possible. Lows 0 to 4 C there, 3 to 7 C generally in other regions.

MONDAY will bring a mixture of cloud and sunshine, still with light winds, and highs 15 to 18 C, highest around Clare and Kerry.

TUESDAY will become partly to mostly cloudy, lows 3 to 7 C and highs 14 to 17 C.

WEDNESDAY will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading into western counties, continuing further east overnight. Lows 7 to 10 C and highs 15 to 18 C.

photo of country road in laois ireland in good weather
Weather to remain cool, cloudy and mostly dry and settled for Ploughing

THURSDAY, rain becoming more showery then partial clearing from west to east, lows 5 to 8 C and highs 14 to 17 C.

FRIDAY to about the middle of the following week look rather settled, cool and sometimes sunny by day, clear by night although cloud will also be fairly widespread at times. Temperatures will remain about the same, but given that temperatures normally fall about 1-2 deg a week in the autumn, they will be closer to normal as a result.