This Week’s Weather
Monday, 27 January, 2020 __ Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of Irish Weather Online
TRENDS for the week of 27 Jan to 2 Feb 2020
— Temperatures will average near or slightly below normal (quite cold at first, then milder to about Sunday).
— Rainfall will average 25 to 50 per cent of normal values. In some parts of the west and north a considerable amount of this will be sleet or snow. The lower averages will likely be in the southeast.
— Sunshine will average 25 to 50 per cent above normal, with the higher values in the south and east.
TODAY will be cold with moderate to strong southwest winds adding chill to daytime highs of 5 to 7 C. There will be frequent sunny intervals for the south and east, with isolated wintry showers. In the west and north, there will also be some sunny breaks but more widespread wintry showers, likely some accumulations of snow on hills in all regions by this evening. Winds southwest 50 to 80 km/hr.
TONIGHT will continue windy and cold with passing wintry showers, some clear intervals, and lows -2 to +1 C. The gusty winds will ease somewhat and a few higher roads in rural areas will probably become icy.
TUESDAY will be windy and cold with further wintry showers. Once again, the majority of these will be in the west and north, and over higher terrain mainly in the southeast. Highs 4 to 7 C. Winds southwest to west 50 to 80 km/hr with some higher gusts possible.
WEDNESDAY will see milder air moving in gradually, and a reduction in the wind speeds to 40 km/hr. These will continue westerly then back to southerly later. Skies will be partly cloudy with some higher overcast likely. Morning lows -3 to +1 C and afternoon highs 7 to 10 C.
THURSDAY will become milder again with intervals of light rain, moderate southwest winds and highs near 10 C.
FRIDAY will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and highs 8 or 9 C.
SATURDAY will bring another round of generally light rainfall and highs near 11 C.
SUNDAY will see partly to mostly cloudy skies, isolated showers and highs near 9 C. There may be some stronger winds and rain towards the end of the day (not confirmed due to a spread in guidance at this point).
The outlook for next week is rather uncertain with guidance giving different outcomes, some indications of a dry and cold interval mid-week followed by a gradual return to milder weather.