Latest Laois Weather: Your Midweek Weather Update
What the weather has in store for us
Tuesday, 21 November, 2023 ___ Forecasts for Ireland
Courtesy of Irish Weather Online
TRENDS … Temperatures will be near average, mildest mid-week, and dry except near north coast. Sunshine will be at least average and possibly up to 50% above normal in parts of the south.
TODAY partly cloudy to overcast north, sunny intervals south, and milder close to northwestern coasts. Highs 8 to 11 C, winds falling off to light across inland Munster and moderate westerly further north.
TONIGHT will be partly cloudy to overcast, coolest inland south, lows 3 to 6 C but staying rather cloudy further north, lows 4 to 7 C; winds calm inland south and central counties, but westerly 40-70 km/hr in north.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY will continue mild and dry with a bit of coastal drizzle or rain in parts of Ulster. Lows 3 to 7 C and highs 9 to 12 C with westerly winds 50-80 km/hr in northern counties, with some strong gusts possible in north Ulster. Winds generally light inland south closer to centre of high pressure.
FRIDAY into weekend of 25-26 Nov it now appears that colder air will only make a weak advance into parts of north and east, with the current milder air able to remain in place near south and west coasts, but clear skies at night will allow for colder overnight lows near freezing except for the southwest coastal regions where lows closer to 4 C; highs will range from about 7 or 8 C in north and east, to 10 C or a bit higher in south and west. A more robust cold spell is still expected for Britain and regions of central Europe.
Skies will become more cloudy by Sunday as a weak front develops with spotty light rain over parts of the inland west and north. This will not likely reach the east coast but a slightly stronger frontal system will follow around Monday 27th. Once that passes, colder north winds will take over for a few days to see out November, but milder/showery spells appear likely to return to do battle into early December, with colder air building gradually over nearby parts of Europe and the Iceland region but still some influence of an active jet stream fed by cold air pouring southeast from eastern N America.