Tuesday, 4 February, 2020
Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of @IrishWeatherOnline
TRENDS for the week of 4 to 10 Feb 2020
— Temperatures will be 1 to 2 deg above normal values.
— Rainfall will be 50 to 75 per cent of normal, however, most of that will occur on Sunday-Monday towards end of the interval.
— Sunshine will be slightly above average too.
TODAY will be breezy and cold but with ample sunshine in many places, a few lines of wintry showers could develop from Donegal Bay inland on northwest winds of 50 to 80 km/hr, and leave a coating of snow on some hills in Connacht and west Ulster. Many places in the east and south will likely stay dry. At most, other places will see brief hail or sleet showers with a quick return to brighter conditions. Highs about 7 degrees but it may feel closer to freezing due to the winds, which will begin to moderate in the afternoon.
TONIGHT will bring on some localized frost under clear skies with a few remnant clouds in the north. Lows -4 to +2 C, the milder readings closer to the west and north coasts.
WEDNESDAY will see an increase in higher cloud layers but it will remain fairly bright even if overcast, and rather chilly as light winds will not mix down much of the warmer air that will be moving in aloft, so highs still around 7 to 9 C.
THURSDAY will become more densely overcast and there could be brief and slight falls of rain in some western counties, but essentially the pattern will remain dry for most parts, with morning lows 1 to 3 C and afternoon highs 9 to 11 C.