Saturday, 4 May, 2019
Forecasts for Ireland
TRENDS for the week of 4 to 10 May
-- Temperatures will average 2 to 4 deg below normal.
-- Rainfall will average near normal (most of it will occur Tuesday into Wednesday) but above normal in parts of the south.
-- Sunshine will average a little below normal, with more generous amounts at first followed by persistent cloud.
-- Winds will be generally light north to northeast until Tuesday then moderate northeast to east in direction.
TODAY will be sunny with cloudy intervals and cool, with fresh northeast breezes at times, highs 10 to 14 C.
TONIGHT will be clear with a few cloudy intervals in the north, and cool with scattered frost, lows -2 to +3 C.
SUNDAY will start out frosty in places again, with a gradual increase in higher cloud in parts of the west and south, cool with light winds, and lows -2 to +3 C, highs 9 to 13 C.
MONDAY will be cloudy with some sunny breaks, and showery outbreaks of light rain in parts of Ulster and Connacht mostly, lows 1 to 4 C and highs 10 to 14 C.
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY will bring stronger east to northeast winds, possibly reaching 50 to 80 km/hr in exposed parts of the south, and outbreaks of rain becoming persistent and heavy in some places in south Leinster and Munster. Highs only about 8 to 11 C.
OUTLOOK calls for quite cool weather to continue a few more days before a gradual moderating trend in the following week.
My local weather on Friday was partly cloudy with somewhat milder highs near 14 C.