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Latest Laos News: Laois Weather this week
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Latest Laos News: Laois Weather this week

Laois Weather outlook for last week in February

Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of Irish Weather Online

TRENDS for the week of 22 to 28 Feb 2021

Temperatures will average 2 deg above normal values, although with a trend towards near average later in the interval.– Rainfall will average 50 per cent above normal in some parts of the south and west, locally twice normal in parts of Kerry, Cork and possibly also Connemara in Galway, but closer to average in other parts of the country.– Sunshine will average near normal to 25 per cent above normal thanks to a brighter trend later in this week.

FORECASTS

TODAY will start out cool and bright with gradually increasing cloud and a rising southerly wind not becoming too noticeable until afternoon. Highs will be 8 to 10 C.

photo of sun shining on lake in Kilminchy Laois
Mixed bag on the weather front this week­čôĚ Uljana Ip

TONIGHT will become windy with outbreaks of rain becoming heavy at times in the southwest and later in other parts of the south and west generally, 20 to 40 mm potential with southerly winds 70 to 110 km/hr in exposed locations and 50 to 80 km/hr more generally. Temperatures steady 10 to 12 C.

TUESDAY will see further outbreaks of rain and strong south to southwest winds gradually easing slightly by afternoon, after starting out in the 70 to 110 km/hr range. Highs 12 to 14 C. A further 10 to 30 mm of rain is possible and by morning there could be ongoing flood problems in heavy rainfall zones, notably around south Kerry and southwest Cork hilly terrain and streams draining that region.

WEDNESDAY will be showery with more moderate southwest winds of 40 to 70 km/hr, lows near 4 C and highs near 10 C.

Improvement of weather in Laois as we near weekend

THURSDAY will become partly cloudy to sunny with only a few isolated showers left, lows near 2 C and highs 8 to 11 degrees.

From FRIDAY to SUNDAY high pressure will be nearby and it should be dry in most areas except for some occasional light rain reaching the west coast from dying out frontal systems, even those might not produce much more than traces of rain. Highs each day in this dry spell around 9 to 11 C and lows -2 to +2 C. It should be at least partly sunny and there’s some chance of longer intervals of sunshine especially over the southeast and east.

photo of country road in laois ireland in good weather
Weekend forecast to be relatively dry and settled. Forecast courtesy of Irish Weather Online

This high may eventually reposition somewhat further north and drag in some slightly colder surface layers so that temperatures may stall out around 8 to 10 C for a while once March begins, but guidance is flopping around quite a bit for March at this point and there have been some model runs that look quite warm replacing those colder looks we were seeing a while ago. The flow pattern has begun to return to more normal “zonal” flow patterns now that the last stages of that stratospheric warming event are dying out.