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Charts ( Up to T120 ) Spring 2023 ** READ MOD NOTE IN FIRST POST**

  • 28-02-2023 12:32pm
    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,639 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    Mod Note

    This thread is for posting/discussing/analyzing CHARTS in the shorter range timeframe up to T120 hours for Spring 2023.

    If your post does not specifically relate to a chart then it doesn't belong here - Off topic posts will be moved



    After another very mild Irish winter, Spring is now upon us and it looks like the warmer than average temperature anomaly may not be as excessive as it was during January and February. The final days of February has felt colder than anything we've experienced since early January as we have lost the very mild temperatures and replaced them with temperatures closer to average and feeling on the chilly side.

    There is a chance we may get some cold snaps in March, how cold and duration remains to be seen.

    The first week of March looks relatively dry, there may be some drizzly light showers near eastern coasts at times but most places will stay dry as high pressure will be close to us throughout the week.

    Over the weekend the high may slip slightly further to the west allowing some cooler air over us, but at the moment the cold looks like staying to our east and north.

    Daytime temperatures over the coming week will generally be between 6 and 9C, certainly colder than anything we have experienced over the past 6 to 7 weeks and night time temperatures may get close to 0C at times with frost possible in some inland areas.

    Little to no rain is expected over the following 7 days away from eastern coasts and north Donegal where some light rain or drizzle showers may affect there.

    A decent week for walking, outdoor activities and gardening but it will feel on the chilly side.

    Post edited by Gonzo on


  • Registered Users Posts: 465 ✭✭Mr Bumble

    MetRyan seems keen on the potential for a blizzard in the Pennines Thurs/Fri. On this, it looks worse in Galway and over my house in Wicklow 😱

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,974 ✭✭✭Artane2002

    The ECM is looking good for snow showers in the west on Tuesday and is showing a streamer setting up from Sligo all the way across to Wicklow before dying off as a ridge moves in ahead of a low. The ECM is showing a bit of sleet and snow on the leading edge of this front on Wednesday before turning to rain for everyone.

  • Registered Users Posts: 897 ✭✭✭WolfeEire
    Clare (410ft asl)

    Snow ice warning issued for tonight. Based on other high Res models, the risk also pertains to high ground in Clare and Kerry imo. It will be very much a high ground affair and accumulations will be slight overall.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,214 ✭✭✭Maigh Eo Exile

    12Z UKMO HD hinting at some snow on the advancing frontal edge on Wednesday morning. It's very brief though before the milder air pushes in.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,214 ✭✭✭Maigh Eo Exile

    Latest UKMO HD suggesting a small area of snow for Donegal & parts of the NW for a while tomorrow.

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,735 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Breezy and blustery few days coming up for parts of Ireland , strongest around the coasts. Passage of the LP across Ireland on Fri could produce strong winds across the country.

    Plenty of rain to fall over the coming days. Wintry showers also, some of hail and sleet on high ground. Thunderstorm potential the next three days more so Thurs and Fri perhaps.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,735 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    The few mild to relatively warm days coming up from Sun to Tues most welcome. Looks like some showers bubbling up possible but spread out with good levels of sunshine, lighter winds in general, bit of a breeze Mon along Atlantic coastal areas but nothing much. BBQ Sunday !

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,812 ✭✭✭pauldry

    First mild spell for some time. Might set in motion a pattern of warm settled spells followed by brief cooler windier interludes.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,735 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Looks like it is a case of make the most of it tomorrow which should see temps getting up into the high teens and just over 20C in a few places. Rain band overnight Sat into Sun and considerably cooler just getting into the low teens as the front makes slow progress across the country although rainfall amounts are low in general. Getting a bit breezy as Sun goes on, fresher behind the front. Cold night to follow into Mon morning with lowest temps getting down to 4C or 5C.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,735 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Very low rainfall, if any, for the next 5 days as Hp moves in over us. Temps improving each day if somewhat slowly, ECM has a right chart for Thurs getting up to 25C !

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,735 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Thurs from the ECM now more in line with the other models getting up to around 22C.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,735 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    ECM back showing getting up to 25C on Thurs in southern counties, all depends on cloud cover I would think, wide range of max temps from the models so all interpreting it differently but the ECM is away ahead. Interesting to see how this pans out.

    I passed three houses with their roofs taken off this morning, great weather for the roofers, looks like very little if any rainfall over the next 5 days.

    Pesky onshore breeze knocking back the temperatures considerably , best temperatures over the coming days inland away from the coasts. Getting up to 20c from Weds, improving a bit each day giving better temperatures for more areas.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,864 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    Oh wow, it's quite rare for the warmth to hit Cork and not the midlands... a very welcome change!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭JanuarySnowstor

    Surely Met Eireann are very much underestimating temperatures this week. I can't see any reason why we can't get mid 20s by the weekend

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,639 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gonzo

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