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

What’s in store on the weather front this weekend & early next week

Saturday, 25 November, 2023 ___ Forecasts for Ireland

TRENDS … Temperatures will average 1 to 2 degrees below average, with coldest readings today and Tuesday onwards, precipitation will be around 75% of normal and later in the interval could become mixed if not wintry. Sunshine will not be frequent after some bright spells today.

Forecast courtesy of Irish Weather Online page

FORECASTS

TODAY a few sunny intervals followed by increasing cloud, cold. Patchy frost and slippery roads in rural north Leinster for part of the morning; highs 7 to 9 C. Rain by evening in Atlantic coastal counties.

TONIGHT rain will spread across most regions, lowest temperatures probably before midnight 3 to 5 C, slowly rising later.

SUNDAY cloudy with occasional rain or showers, with 5-10 mm total rainfalls expected in west, 2-5 mm east, and highs near 10 C.

By MONDAY winds will turn to the north-northeast and colder air will filter in with skies variable and a few showers feeding in from the Irish Sea, lows around 4 C and highs near 8 C. Winds 40-60 km/hr will add a chill.

TUESDAY partly cloudy, cold, isolated showers, lows 1 to 3 C and highs 5 to 8 C. Sleet possible by evening.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY we were expecting some type of disturbed weather and the forecasts are converging now on a solution where cold moist air arrives from the northwest, any role for the southern storm track feeding into this will likely be minimal, so it will be a scenario where sleet, or mixed falls of wet snow and rain, move in on Wednesday and linger into Thursday with the disturbance intensifying, to produce rather strong west to northwest winds at 50-80 km/hr eventually, at least affecting southwest if not more widespread, dependent on track of low pressure from northwest to southeast. Temperatures will be around 3 to 7 C, except 6 to 9 C in west and south coast locations. A bit early to speculate on any lying snowfall potential but clearly it would be greater on hills in west and north in this situation.

Latest weather forecast courtesy of Irish Weather Online page

Cold air will stick around for quite a while after this slow-moving system passes, and winds will return to a northerly direction; highs will be around 3 to 6 C. There is still an indication of a milder spell after a few days into December.