Your Weekend Weather

Your Weekend Weather

Sunday, 19 January, 2020 ___ Forecasts for Ireland courtesy of Irish Weather Online

TRENDS for the week of 19 to 25 January, 2020

— Temperatures will average 3 to 4 deg below normal in some central and inland southeast locations, but closer to about 1 deg below average in the north and west. There will be a general trend towards rising temperatures through the interval.
— Rainfall will average 25% of normal values, and that will come towards the end of the weekly interval.
— Sunshine will average near normal to 25% above normal, but the trend will be cloudier by later in the week.


TODAY will start out with some widespread severe frost and scattered dense ice fog. All of this could be rather slow to dissipate in the calm conditions. Some coastal areas will either be free from it sooner, or starting out from a higher temperature in any case, so it could be quite a pleasant day near some coasts. By afternoon most of the fog and frost should be gone for the time being, but afternoon temperatures could be as cold as 2-4 C in some places while easily reaching 8 to 10 C around coastal locations.

Video Courtesy of Carlow Weather

TONIGHT will see a partial repeat of the frost and fog although cloud moving into the north and west might prevent it from forming in some northern inland locations. Where it does repeat, lows will be back down around -5 C. Further north, lows could be as mild as 2-4 C under the cloud.

The River Nore in an icy embrace

Very cold weather in store for end of this weekend!

MONDAY will see more cloud in general, a few brighter intervals are likely in the south, once any fog dissipates. Still rather cold for many, and milder near coasts, highs 6 to 10 C.

TUESDAY will be partly cloudy with scattered morning frost and fog patches, lows -3 to +2 C and highs 7 to 11 C.

OUTLOOK for later in the week is for the calm conditions to continue with mostly cloudy skies preventing as much frost or fog, highs near 10 C. Then by the weekend of 25th-26th, likely quite windy at times with occasional rain and highs 10-12 C. This more active and unsettled pattern will probably continue the following week, with an increasing chance of colder weather at times.