Midweek Weather Update

Midweek Weather Update

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 __ Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of Irish Weather Online

TRENDS for the week of 21 to 27 January 2020

— Temperatures will be 1 to 2 deg above normal values.
— Rainfall will be 25 to 50 per cent of normal, although most of that will wait for the weekend to arrive, so dry until then.
— Sunshine will be somewhat below average at about 50 to 75 per cent of the normal 2 hours a day.


TODAY will be cloudy with a few brighter intervals, light winds except moderate southwesterly near Donegal Bay, and some spotty drizzle is possible near the northwest coasts. Highs 8 to 10 C.

TONIGHT may see isolated frost if skies manage to clear for any length of time, but most places will remain cloudy and lows will be generally 3 to 7 C.

WEDNESDAY will be mostly cloudy with some brighter intervals, and highs near 10 C.

THURSDAY will see only slight changes with some increase in southwest winds by late afternoon, lows 3 to 5 C and highs 8 to 10 C. Some rain may reach parts of the north by evening but it will likely stay dry in most other parts.

FRIDAY will become breezy or even windy with outbreaks of light rain in the north, lows near 4 C and highs near 9 or 10 C. Winds southwest 50 to 80 km/hr by afternoon in west and north.

SATURDAY will be windy and mild with rain at times, highs 10 to 12 C. Winds southwest to west 70 to 110 km/hr. Temperatures will likely fall rather sharply during the late afternoon and evening.

SUNDAY will be windy with partly cloudy skies and passing showers, with a gradual fall in temperatures to around 5 degrees.

MONDAY and TUESDAY will be windy with outbreaks of rain and highs of about 10 C followed by colder air by Tuesday afternoon, on strong westerly winds 70 to 110 km/hr. Even stronger winds are possible in parts of the west and north.