This Week’s Weather

This Week’s Weather

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 __ Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of Irish Weather Online 

TRENDS for the week of 26 Nov to 2 Dec 2019

— Temperatures will average near normal in the south to 1.0 deg below normal in the north.
— Rainfall will average near normal in the south, to only 25 per cent of normal in the north.
— Sunshine will average about 25% above normal but that will mostly happen between Friday and Sunday.


TODAY will see bands of moderate rainfall through south-central counties spreading some distance further north, with much less rain expected in the far north. The south coast will get into a partly cloudy, showery regime by later this morning and with some breaks in the overcast temperatures could reach 12 C there, otherwise highs 9 to 11 C. Rainfalls of about 20-30 mm are possible, heaviest amounts will come later today in south Wexford but there could be pockets of locally heavy rainfall anywhere in the southern half of the country as the remnants of TS Sebastien circle around before the system drifts off to the east tonight. Winds southeast to east 50 to 80 km/hr with the chance of some isolated and brief gusty intervals to about 100 km/hr, most likely in parts of the south.

TONIGHT will bring further outbreaks of light rain across parts of the south and scattered showers further north, with the winds diminishing and turning northerly for a time at 30 to 50 km/hr. Lows 4 to 7 C.

WEDNESDAY will be cloudy with a few breaks and there will be a few showers, only 3 to 7 mm expected, and moderate northwest winds at times, highs 8 to 10 C.

THURSDAY will also be partly to mostly cloudy with a few showers, lows near 2 C and highs 7 to 9 C.

FRIDAY will become more sunny than cloudy in most areas, and a bit colder with morning lows -1 to +2 C and highs 6 to
8 C.

SATURDAY will bring light rain to some areas near the south coast and a sleety mix of rain and snow over hills in the south. Further north it will be dry with high cloud layers from the southern disturbance, trending to sunny skies in parts of Ulster. Lows -2 to +2 C and highs about 5 C in most areas.

A mixed week’s weather in prospect

SUNDAY will be sunny and quite cold with sharp morning frosts, lows -5 to -2 C and afternoon highs near 5 C.

MONDAY will bring variable cloud and the chance of some brief drizzle or light rain as warm fronts pass through the north, otherwise dry and turning considerably milder with afternoon temperatures reaching 10 or 11 C.

NEXT WEEK will then continue rather mild with highs 10 to 13 C, nights will be mostly frost free and there may be some rain in the mix by about Thursday. It will be breezy at times becoming windy by Thursday and Friday. Colder for a time around the end of next week into the weekend of the 7th-8th December, before a more variable regime sets in towards mid-December.

My local weather on Monday was partly to mostly cloudy but dry with highs around 2 C.

— Peter for IWO