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

What’s in store weather-wise for this weekend

Thursday, 12 October, 2023 __ Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of Irish Weather Online

TRENDS … Temperatures will average 1 to 2 deg below average, rainfall about 50-75 per cent of normal and sunshine limited at first but eventually keeping pace with average values (about 3.5 hours a day by mid-October). Frosts will be part of the picture, in fact the first air frost of the autumn is being reported this morning in a few parts of Connacht.

photo of country road in laois ireland in good weather
Cooler, showery weather with some bright sunny spells in store for the weekend

FORECASTS

TODAY will be partly cloudy, cool, highs 11 to 14 C. Rain resuming in south coast counties by afternoon.

TONIGHT intervals of heavier rain at times and track of this rainfall now looking capable of producing 15-25 mm near southeast coasts, 5 to 15 mm from about Cork to Dublin, less further north with dry intervals and showers. Lows 5 to 8 C, except 3 to 5 C in Ulster and parts of Connacht.

FRIDAY rain ending across south during early morning, intermittent showers in a strong northwest wind 50-70 km/hr, cool. Some sun in the mix too. Showers could produce hail and isolated thunder; highs 10 to 14 C.

SATURDAY partly cloudy, isolated showers, cool, lows -1 to +3 C with frost possible inland, and highs 9 to 13 C.

SUNDAY frost and fog patches to start, intervals of cloud and sun, lows -2 to +2 C, and highs 10 to 13 C.

MONDAY partly cloudy, lows -1 to +3 C, and highs 11 to 15 C. Southeast winds 30-50 km/hr.

TUESDAY variable cloud, a bit of low cloud and drizzle near south coast, winds easterly 30-50 km/hr, lows 2 to 5 C, highs 10 to 14 C.

Your forecast courtesy of Irish Weather Online

Several dry but milder days are expected to follow, but a reinforcing surge of cold air could drop temperatures again around Friday 20th or perhaps a bit later into weekend of 21st-22nd; variable conditions will follow. There are differences from model to model, as to intensity of colder outbreaks to come, and given the form of the recent past, warmer solutions probably have greater credibility, but trends could go either way. The first significant uncertainty is probably how long rain in the Atlantic will actually stay to south next week, it is possible that forecasts about a generally dry week could change if Atlantic storms prove stronger.