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10-04-2021, 07:27   #5971
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TRENDS for the week of 10 to 16 April 2021

-- Temperatures will average 2 to 4 deg below normal, with a slight moderating trend during the week.
-- Rainfall (liquid equivalent of wintry showers included) will be 25 to 50 per cent of normal, possibly less in the southeast.
-- Sunshine will be about 75 per cent of normal values. Winds generally about average in speed, sometimes dropping off to calm overnight.

FORECASTS

TODAY will start out very cold and bright, with a rapid increase in cloud likely before mid-day, followed by outbreaks of wintry mixed showers including some snow and possible local accumulations in central and northern counties. Highs only reaching about 4 to 7 C. The south coast may be slightly more moderate with regard to both temperature and wintry showers.

TONIGHT the wintry showers will die out during the evening, with partial clearing to follow and another sharp frost is likely with lows -5 to -1 C.

SUNDAY will be similar to today in most respects, but the spread of wintry showers will probably be less dramatic and it could also get slightly milder with highs of 5 to 9 C possible.

MONDAY will have some light rain at times across the north, and partly to mostly cloudy skies in the south after somewhat less frosty conditions, lows -2 to +3 C, highs 7 to 11 C.

From then on, high pressure will be fairly dominant with just isolated showers and temperatures edging upwards to values closer to mid-April normals, probably adding 1 or 2 deg each day until reaching about 13-14 C later in the week. There will still be some slight frosts in this moderating pattern. One rather strong front is set to approach western counties late in the week, it may deliver some moderate rainfalls to coastal areas although eventually it will break up in its efforts to push further inland against the high pressure situated further east.

The pattern within a week will become more moderate still and temperatures could be near or even slightly above April normal values by later in the month.

My local weather on Friday was overcast and quite cold with highs only reaching about 3 C. A few spits of sleety mixed precipitation fell but only traces recorded, some light snow is expected to develop on Saturday then a slow moderating trend for us as well with readings near 15 C expected later in the week.
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11-04-2021, 07:32   #5972
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TRENDS for the week of 11 to 17 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will remain 2 to 4 deg below normal values.
-- Rainfall will be only about 25 per cent of normal in the north, to near zero in the south.
-- Sunshine will be about 75 per cent of normal, possibly reaching normal amounts in parts of the west. It will generally not be very windy with moderate breezes most days and frequently calm nights.


FORECASTS

TODAY will be similar to yesterday in that cold temperatures and sunshine will be fairly widespread at first, followed by a steady increase in cloud mid-day and outbreaks of sleety or wintry showers, perhaps a little less numerous than yesterday. Highs will reach 5 to 8 C.

TONIGHT will see areas of light rain or sleet mixing with wet snow across north central counties, and partly to mostly cloudy skies further south but with a few breaks perhaps allowing slight frosts, lows generally 1 to 4 C.

MONDAY the light rain or sleet will move into north Leinster and slowly out to sea by afternoon, while most other areas have partly to mostly cloudy skies, some sunny breaks developing, and slightly milder temperatures 8 to 11 C.

TUESDAY will be partly cloudy with slight frosts in the morning, and moderate temperatures by afternoon, lows around -1 C and highs 10 to 13 C.

This slow warming trend will likely cap at 11-14 C highs by mid week and could see a slight falling back by the weekend as cloudier skies limit the heating potential of the mid-April sunshine, and a somewhat cooler sector rotates around the high pressure from a source region in east-central Europe. These changes will be slight and may not be that noticeable as trends, so in general would expect a dry and rather bland pattern to develop as temperatures at least make a partial recovery towards normal values. This almost average temperature regime looks set to continue into a second week of the outlook period; the one fairly active front we were tracking in yesterday's outlook now seems less likely to reach even western counties so it could stay quite dry for the better part of two weeks, once the light rain event tomorrow comes and goes (and some won't be seeing much if any of that rainfall). Although the model output gives little hope of any real warmth, with high pressure stalling out near Britain and the North Sea it wouldn't take much of a change in the balance to create a warmer flow from the continent, however, there are no reliable indicators of that actually happening within two weeks. I wouldn't be surprised if May turned out to be quite warm however.

My local weather was fairly similar to your own, partly to mostly cloudy skies, cold temperatures reaching highs of only about 5 C, and passing snow showers that left slight accumulations in shaded spots. By evening it was clear and quite cold at around -4 C. We are expecting a slow moderation of this late winter pattern towards full-on spring warmth late in the week.
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12-04-2021, 07:42   #5973
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TRENDS for the week of 12 to 18 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average 1 to 3 deg below normal values.
-- Rainfall will average 25 per cent of normal.
-- Sunshine will average 75 per cent of normal, to near normal (higher values in south and west).
-- Winds will be generally rather light during the interval, with calm nights quite frequent.


FORECASTS

TODAY will be mostly cloudy, with the best chance of any brighter intervals in the southwest. Some light rain will develop from north Connacht and west Ulster towards the midlands and Leinster, with 5-10 mm amounts expected. It will be somewhat milder than the weekend but not yet up to mid-April average values, highs 10 to 12 C.

TONIGHT will be cloudy with a few remnant showers, lows 4 to 6 C.

TUESDAY will become partly cloudy after a few isolated morning showers, partial clearing during the mid-day period and perhaps sunny in places by afternoon, highs around 11 to 13 C.

WEDNESDAY will be partly cloudy with isolated showers, lows 1 to 4 C and highs 12 to 14 C.

The rest of the week will be similar, partly cloudy or even sunny in some places, a little closer to normal in temperature (highs 12 to 15 C) but cool at night with scattered light frosts returning.

By the weekend, a somewhat cloudier sector of the sluggish circulation around the high pressure will arrive and combine with a weak front trying to push in from the Atlantic. These changes will lead to more cloud and a narrower temperature range (lows 5-7 C and highs 11-13 C) with the risk of some rain in the west.

The week following looks just about the same with bland weather and near average temperatures, but the models are signalling one last cold spell to finish out the month.

My local weather on Sunday was mostly sunny but rather cold with highs only around 7 C. We are in for a gradual but eventually quite strong warming trend here that will add a few degrees to our temperatures each day until we get up to around 18-20 C. Looking forward to that.
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13-04-2021, 07:28   #5974
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TRENDS for the week of 13 to 19 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average 1 to 2 deg below normal values.
-- Rainfall will average 10 to 25 per cent of normal values, quite dry in general, especially eastern counties.
-- Sunshine will average near normal or perhaps slightly below in parts of the west. Winds will generally be rather light through this interval, nights generally calm.


FORECASTS

TODAY will become partly cloudy with just a few isolated showers in the north. One or two could become a bit heavier but amounts will be slight in general. Highs 11 to 13 C as temperatures continue to recover.

TONIGHT will bring some clear intervals and slight frosts are likely, lows -2 to +3 C.

WEDNESDAY will be sunny with cloudy intervals and light winds, highs 11 to 14 C.

THURSDAY will become partly cloudy with lows -1 to +3 C and highs 11 to 15 C.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY may have more cloud as a weak Atlantic front combines with some cloud rotating around the high pressure area from northern France and the combination will lead to almost totally overcast skies with perhaps a few breaks in the east mainly, the risk of some light rain in western counties at times but this may amount to very little. Lows near 4 C and highs 9 to 12 C.

After this front breaks up another interval of rather bland weather will set in around Sunday and last for perhaps a week or more. There will likely be a slow warming trend although coastal areas may see local sea breeze cooling if winds acquire much of an easterly component. I wouldn't be too surprised if this eventually turns into a warmer spell but the improvements will be quite gradual. Total rainfalls this month are not likely to be very great but some areas are using up soil moisture that accumulated in wetter months recently. Spring blooming has no doubt been quite slow with the colder than average weather but it should pick up to a more normal pace now.

My local weather on Monday continued rather cold and there was a snow shower during the late afternoon, after highs had reached about 7 C. Much warmer weather is going to develop over all western regions of North America as a large ridge is building in the upper atmosphere, highs of 20 to 25 C are predicted for us later in the week. Further east the opposite trend is developing after a warmish start to April, turning colder in stages for eastern regions of North America.
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TRENDS for the week of 14 to 20 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average about 1 to 2 deg below normal values, cooler in eastern counties.
-- Rainfalls will average 25 to 50 per cent of normal, somewhat heavier in west, and mainly this coming weekend.
-- Sunshine will average near normal values or slightly above in some places, winds generally light to moderate.


FORECASTS

TODAY will be mostly sunny, highs 11 to 13 C east, 13 to 15 C west.

TONIGHT will bring some slight frosts again with mostly clear skies and lows -2 to +3 C.

THURSDAY will be sunny with cloudy intervals, highs 12 to 14 C east and 13 to 16 C west.

FRIDAY will see increasing cloud and some light rain at times near west coast by afternoon, lows 1 to 4 C and highs 11 to 13 C.

SATURDAY will be cloudy with occasional light rain, 3 to 7 mm expected, heavier amounts west and south. Lows near 6 C and highs 10 to 13 C.

SUNDAY will be partly cloudy with showers as this weak disturbance begins to break up gradually, a bit warmer in general with lows near 7 C and highs 12 to 16 C.

MONDAY will bring gradual clearing and somewhat cooler temperatures in a weak northerly flow, lows near 6 C and highs near 12 C.

NEXT WEEK looks mainly settled and fairly bland with temperatures near average values for late April, highs 13 to 16 C and frosts in a few inland locations but lows mostly around 2 to 7 C.

Towards the end of the month there could be another rather cold interval as winds return to a northerly direction.

My local weather on Tuesday was sunny and it has begun to turn warmer finally, with highs reaching 13 C. It was still a bit cool in the breeze which has turned to an east-northeast direction, about to go southeast which will bring in some warmer air over the next three or four days here.
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15-04-2021, 07:27   #5976
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TRENDS for the week of 15 to 21 April 2021

-- Temperatures will average about 1 deg below normal values.
-- Rainfall will average 25 to 50 per cent of normal, driest in Leinster and east Munster.
-- Sunshine will average a little below average with cloudy skies prevailing this weekend in particular.
-- Winds will pick up a bit from current light and variable regime to moderate southerlies, then back to a more variable regime middle portions of next week.


FORECASTS

TODAY will be mostly sunny with light winds, highs 12 to 15 C.

TONIGHT will be clear with increasing high cloud in parts of the west and south, lows -2 to +3 C. Slight frosts may occur in parts of Leinster and Ulster.

FRIDAY will have variable amounts of cloud, mainly higher based types in the east allowing some bright spells to continue, lower bases near Atlantic coasts with occasional light rain possible by later in the day. Highs 11 to 14 C.

SATURDAY will see more widespread rain although amounts only 3-7 mm in most areas, and some dry intervals likely. Lows near 7 C and highs near 13 C.

SUNDAY will also be mostly cloudy with occasional light rain, lows near 7 C and highs 12 to 14 C. If any heavier bursts of rain develop it would likely be near the northwest coasts.

MONDAY will start out overcast with light rain or drizzle, with a shift in winds to northwest around mid-day, followed by partial clearing. Rather cool, lows near 5 C and highs 11 to 13 C.

TUESDAY to THURSDAY of next week should be mainly dry and partly cloudy, possibly sunny for longer intervals around Wednesday. Highs will return to about the mid-April normal values of 14 to 16 C. Slight frosts may occur at night.

Beyond that, a slightly cooler trend is likely again with some further light rainfalls.

My local weather is warming up nicely, under very clear skies all day we got up to about 17 C. Looking for the first real warmth of the year tomorrow and Friday (low 20s). Snow has retreated out of the town altogether now, aside from a few piles from plowing operations, and is patchy on hills up to 1500m, disappearing gradually above that. Not much runoff as the snow is sublimating faster than it can melt.
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16-04-2021, 07:36   #5977
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TRENDS for the week of 16 to 22 Apr 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average near normal values.
-- Rainfall will average 25 to 50 per cent of normal, somewhat heavier in the west but generally rather dry despite some falls this weekend.
-- Sunshine will average about 75 per cent of normal values and perhaps a bit less in western counties. Winds will remain generally light to moderate.


FORECASTS

TODAY will bring a gradual increase in higher cloud cover in most regions, and a lower cloud base near the Atlantic will lead to sporadic light rain in a few places by afternoon or evening. Only 1-3 mm expected even there. Highs will range from 13-16 C.

TONIGHT will be overcast with a few breaks, and the rain will become intermittent in the west, lows 4-7 C.

SATURDAY will be a bit cloudier in general with outbreaks of light rain covering larger portions of the country but still not overly heavy at 3-7 mm, with highs 12 to 15 C.

SUNDAY will be cloudy with occasional light rain, 5-10 mm possible, lows near 7 C and highs near 14 C.

MONDAY will be overcast and rain or drizzle will be accompanied by rather misty conditions for a while, before a late partial clearing trend as winds finally switch around to light northerly. Lows near 8 C and highs 12 to 14 C.

TUESDAY will bring a mix of cloud and sun, isolated showers and cool temperatures in a northerly breeze, lows near 4 C and highs near 12 C.

OUTLOOK ... A few sunny days again middle of next week, then becoming overcast around Friday 23rd with rain at times, leading to a more unsettled pattern although with rainfalls only gradually returning to more normal totals, and temperatures somewhat on the cooler side of average more due to the cloud than the source of the air masses.

My local weather has been spectacular with totally clear skies and warm sunshine, highs reaching 22 C and summer clothing making an appearance. Bears are coming out of hibernation and have been spotted around the area (not by me), and the ground is very dry, some scattered brush fires already reported around the province (highs reaching the high 20s in places).
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17-04-2021, 07:52   #5978
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TRENDS for the week of 17 to 23 April 2021

-- Temperatures will average near normal values, to about 1 deg below normal.
-- Rainfall will average perhaps 25 per cent of normal in some parts of the west but less elsewhere.
-- Sunshine will average near normal values despite a lot of cloud until Monday. Improvements will follow.
-- Winds will remain quite light for most places, sometimes moderate easterly later next week.


FORECASTS

TODAY will be rather cloudy in the west, to partly cloudy east, and some sunny breaks are possible in Leinster and parts of Ulster. Patchy light rain will return after drying up overnight, but amounts of 1-5 mm mainly in western counties won't be very heavy at all. Highs 11-14 C.

TONIGHT will become more overcast with the patchy light rain continuing a slow spread further east, lows near 6 C.

SUNDAY will be cloudy with a few brighter intervals, and more of the patchy light rain, once again looking to be held down to 2-7 mm amounts, from east to west. Highs 11-14 C, but that's rather cool for this stage of April.

MONDAY will be more overcast with perhaps lower cloud ceilings for a time especially over coastal areas, and some light rain or drizzle. It will feel rather cool with temperatures steady around 10 to 12 C.

TUESDAY will see a slow clearing trend in north to northeast winds, lows near 6 C and highs 11 to 13 C.

WEDNESDAY to at least FRIDAY are likely to be dry and partly cloudy days with a moderate east to northeast breeze at times, perhaps cooling the eastern third of the country to 11-13 C while allowing regions further inland and in the west to warm to about 14-16 C. Nights will become cooler again with scattered light frosts possible. This pattern is now looking like it wants to lock in for a while with a reload of the colder variety of northeast flow similar to what happened around Easter Monday, occurring some time towards the end of the month. Timing is very uncertain in these blocking patterns, but the general idea would be a continued rather bland weather pattern with limited amounts of rainfall.

My weather remained quite amazing for this time of year with sunshine and highs in the low to mid 20s all over the province. This may continue for a while with reloads from the north starting new cycles of warming every so often, and while the dry spell will be welcome for many reasons, it does pose a danger of an early forest fire season once the now fairly normal late snow pack disappears from higher elevations.
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18-04-2021, 06:47   #5979
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TRENDS for the week of 18 to 24 April, 2021

-- Temperatures will average 1 to 2 deg below normal, cooler in the east.
-- Rainfalls will average 10 to 25 per cent of normal, and after Monday mostly dry.
-- Sunshine will return around Tuesday and eventually totals could get back to near normal.
-- Not very windy and quite often calm at night.


FORECASTS

TODAY will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle, rather cool due to the limited sunshine, and highs 11 to 14 C. Only about 2 to 5 mm rain is expected and there could be dry intervals by this afternoon in some places.

TONIGHT will be cloudy with light rain or drizzle, turning rather misty over higher terrain, lows near 6 C.

MONDAY will be mostly cloudy and cool with occasional light rain and winds backing to east-northeast although not very strong, 20-40 km/hr. Highs 11 to 13 C.

TUESDAY will bring gradual clearing from the north and a moderate northeast breeze more noticeable near the east coast, where it will be rather chilly. Lows 2 to 5 C and highs 10 to 14 C, milder in the west.

WEDNESDAY to about SATURDAY will be dominated by high pressure just to the north, in a light east to southeast wind flow, cool nights with scattered frosts returning, days a little below seasonal averages especially for the eastern third of the country (highs in the range of 11 to 16 C).

Eventually an Atlantic low will try to move this blocking high but looks like it will need several tries, on the first attempt it will just be pushed back into the central Atlantic around the end of the month with a brief incursion of its frontal cloud and showers; then the high will start to bring down colder air from Scandinavia for a second battle around the first days of May, at which time heavier rain may finally result in quite chilly east winds at that point. It may take about a week but this sequence can often lead to a much warmer pattern where the wind flow is more south to southeast. That might take until some time around the 10th of May to result here however.

My local weather continued sunny and very warm although the nights are staying quite cool, as soon as the sun goes down the temperature quickly drops from the 20s to near freezing, but our afternoon high was probably quite close to 25 C and some valleys reached 30 C breaking daily record values. This is another blocking high situation but in our case we are getting a much warmer southeast flow that is drawing up hot air from the desert southwest region where the whole month has been well above average (down there that means highs in the 90s F instead of the usual 80s for April).
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19-04-2021, 07:22   #5980
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TRENDS for the week of 19 to 25 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average 1 to 2 deg below normal values.
-- Rainfall will amount to 25 per cent of normal, mostly during today and tonight.
-- Sunshine will improve later in the week and could reach above normal totals eventually.
-- Wind speeds will continue quite low, sometimes moderate easterly.


FORECASTS

TODAY will be overcast and rather misty in light rain or drizzle, eventually reaching any areas that have stayed dry, but amounts will only be in the 5-10 mm range. Rather chilly for this time of year, with highs 10-13 C.

TONIGHT will continue overcast with light rain or drizzle more intermittent after midnight, lows 6 to 8 C.

TUESDAY will see a slow clearing trend from north to south, with some patches of drizzle lingering across the inland central and southern counties in the morning. Highs 11 to 14 C.

WEDNESDAY will bring more sunshine than cloud, in light but chilly easterly breezes. Lows 2 to 5 C and highs 11 to 15 C, mildest in the west.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY will continue partly to mostly sunny and rather cool in eastern counties, more seasonable in the west though, lows 1 to 4 C with patchy light ground frosts, and highs 11 to 16 C.

This rather sluggish pattern will likely persist through next weekend with little change expected in the weather until some time middle to end of the following week, when another cooler air mass pushes in from the northeast while Atlantic lows finally begin to assert some influence; gradually this will lead to intervals of warmer weather although unsettled at times.

My local weather started out clear and sunny with warm temperatures again, highs near 23 C, then a front pushed in from the northeast and stirred up some strong gusts from the northwest, eventually settling into the northeast as colder air from Alberta replaces this warm spell, but we only get one day of shallow cool air outflow from that before the warmth returns here. The colder air is more concentrated on the eastern slopes of the Rockies where snow is falling tonight in Montana and Wyoming. There have been some severe wind gusts in eastern Washington state as this system intensifies while moving south of us.
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TRENDS for the week of 20 to 26 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average about 1 deg below normal values.
-- Rainfall will be rather slight, 10 per cent of normal values.
-- Sunshine will improve after today and may reach 25 to 50 per cent above normal.
-- Wind speeds will continue to be quite low, averages of only 15 to 30 km/hr.


FORECASTS

TODAY will remain mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of drizzle or light rain, not much further accumulation is likely (1-2 mm in some eastern counties), and there may be some brighter intervals developing this afternoon especially in parts of the north, staying rather cool with highs 11 to 13 C.

TONIGHT will become partly cloudy and rather chilly with a risk of ground frost in a few spots, lows -1 to +3 C.

WEDNESDAY will be sunny with cloudy intervals, and a rather cool easterly breeze in Leinster and east Ulster, highs there only 10 to 13 C. Further west, a bit warmer with highs 13 to 16 C.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY are looking quite pleasant with sunshine and near average temperatures, although nights could be a bit cool with lows 1 to 4 C. Highs both days 12 to 17 C, warmer readings central counties to locations near the west coast.

SATURDAY may continue mostly sunny with some risk of cloud spreading in to some parts of the south and east, highs near 15 C.

Around SUNDAY or MONDAY, timing somewhat uncertain because of the sluggish nature of the pattern, a cooler northeasterly flow will push in and eventually temperatures will be back down around 10-13 C daytime readings. This cooler spell may eventually become more unsettled, around the end of the month, with rainfalls returning to the mix.

My local weather turned a bit cooler as high pressure built up over the region, after some strong winds at times overnight, the day became quite pleasant with highs near 13 C. We should be back into warmer conditions later today. The change in air mass led to a strong low forming over Wyoming and very strong winds from various directions all around that, and quite a temperature contrast, 25 C on the southwest side of the circulation and -5 C over the Rockies and the foothills with some snow falling. All of that is going to consolidate into a spring storm with severe weather potential for the plains states over coming days.
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TRENDS for the week of 21 to 27 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average near normal or within 1 degree where slightly below normal.
-- Rainfall will average near zero to near the end of this period, picking up slightly in the days just after this weekly interval ends. A few parts of Ulster could see 25 per cent of normal rainfall by next Tuesday.
-- Sunshine will average 25 to 50 per cent above normal, except in some cloudier coastal locations.
-- Winds will continue to average only 20 to 40 km/hr at their peak and calm spells at night will be the rule.


FORECASTS

TODAY will see some better sunshine in some regions, mostly inland away from cloudier coastal areas. The east coast in particular may see more cloud than sun. Isolated showers are still possible but few places will get more than a trace of rain. Highs near 11 C on the east coast to 15 C near the west coast and in some parts of the inland south and midlands.

TONIGHT will see some clear intervals, fog or mist in places, and lows generally around 2 to 5 C. Isolated patchy ground frost may return.

THURSDAY to SATURDAY will be a pleasant sunny interval for most places, still the threat of some coastal cloud at times, and the same temperature regime as today although it could warm up by a degree or two for all regions. So expect highs 13 to 17 C for most areas, and overnight lows in the range of -1 to +4 C, with patchy frost in a few locations.

By SUNDAY and MONDAY a weak frontal trough to the north will be exerting some influence and spreading variable amounts of cloud into the region. It may lead to some drizzle in north coast Ulster at times, although Tuesday to Wednesday look a bit more unsettled in the north. Temperatures will be slowly edging back down towards the range of 11 to 14 C by day but nights will not get any cooler due to the increased cloudiness. Then it appears likely that another cold spell will develop towards the end of the month and temperatures could fall a few degrees further with highs possibly not far from 10 C by the last days of April into early May. This will all end up in a transitional scenario where the cold and blocking get pushed back into the far north by a more vigorous jet stream, some time around the first week of May or possibly a bit later. Some time around mid-May it could be quite a bit warmer than it has been this month.

My local weather on Tuesday was sunny with a slight increase in temperature again to highs near 17 C. Snow has developed in parts of the lower Great Lakes region, with forecasts of 15 to 20 cms in some places.
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22-04-2021, 07:45   #5983
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TRENDS for the week of 22 to 28 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average near normal values in the west, to 1 deg below normal in the east.
-- Rainfall will be slight, near zero for most places with just isolated showers around Monday-Tuesday.
-- Sunshine will be 25 to 50 per cent above normal values except near some parts of the south and east coasts.
-- Wind speeds will continue generally quite low.


FORECASTS

TODAY will be mostly sunny with patchy low cloud near east coast and more extensive cloud from sea fog near the south coast. Highs 14 to 17 C in most areas, 11 to 14 C closer to east and south coast. Light winds but some tendency for southeasterly sea breezes to develop.

TONIGHT will be misty with clear skies above any low level fog or cloud, and rather chilly with lows 1 to 4 C, some patchy ground frost possible.

FRIDAY to SUNDAY will maintain a similar regime with little change day to day, perhaps slightly more cloud on the weekend, and similar temperatures in all regions, highs 15 to 18 C for many, 12 to 15 C closer to coasts, and lows in the 2 to 5 C range.

By MONDAY a slight cooling trend will develop as a weak cold front pushes south, isolated showers could develop in light northerly winds, highs more generally 11 to 14 C after morning lows 3 to 6 C.

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY will continue partly cloudy and cool with isolated showers, light north to northeast breezes, and highs 11 to 15 C, lows -1 to +3 C.

Towards the end of next week cloud will increase and rain could develop during the first week of May as the Atlantic becomes more active in the weather pattern, with some stronger winds developing and a return to south-westerly winds at times.

My local weather on Wednesday was sunny with increasing afternoon cloud, and relatively warm with highs near 21 C, but it is now fully overcast with showers not too far away, expecting a bit of rain on Thursday and cooler daytime readings.
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23-04-2021, 07:19   #5984
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TRENDS for the week of 23 to 29 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average near normal values in most areas, perhaps around 1 deg below normal in the east.
-- Rainfall will average near zero, with trace to 3 mm amounts possible around Tuesday of next week.
-- Sunshine will average 25 to 50 per cent above normal values, except in a few cloudier coastal districts.


FORECASTS

TODAY will feature mild to warm sunshine for most areas with highs 15-18 C, although cooler near the south and east coasts where some cloud may also form in sea breeze cooled areas, highs 12-14 C. Light winds inland and across the north but moderate southeast breezes at times in Munster and south Leinster.

TONIGHT will be clear with mist or fog patches in some areas, and isolated patches of ground frost likely, lows -1 to +4 C.

SATURDAY will be another mostly sunny and mild to warm day with highs 16-19 C, still a few degrees cooler near some coasts, and winds similar to today.

SUNDAY will be sunny with increasing cloud in some northern areas, highs 16-19 C and slightly cooler again near some coasts with sea breezes more evenly distributed around all coasts. Morning lows 2 to 5 C.

MONDAY will bring partly cloudy skies and slightly cooler temperatures in the 13-17 C range.

TUESDAY will be cooler with northerly breezes, isolated brief showers (trace to 3 mm potential) and highs near 12 C.

WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY will continue rather cool, partly cloudy to sunny skies, slight frosts returning at night, highs 13 to 16 C.

The further outlook calls for the dry spell to continue into May with a slow moderation in temperatures and there could be some fairly warm weather eventually, with less emphasis now on frontal rainfalls as the transition may take place with high pressure remaining in the general vicinity of Ireland. Some people probably need to see some rainfall so I will say we are not necessarily locked into this outcome.

My local weather was partly cloudy and showers stayed away, with just some virga clouds noted at times, and highs around 15 C.
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Forecasts for Ireland



TRENDS for the week of 24 to 30 April 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average 1 to 2 deg below normal, although this weekend will start out with near average temperatures, much of next week looks 2 to 3 deg below average.
-- Rainfalls will be slight, 10 to 20 per cent of normal at most.
-- Sunshine will be 25 per cent above average, and winds rather light at first will be more often moderate northeast to north later in the interval.


FORECASTS

TODAY will bring a mixture of sunshine and higher cloud, with highs 15 to 19 C in most areas, perhaps a bit cooler near the shoreline in southern and eastern counties. Winds moderate southeasterly at times.

TONIGHT will be partly cloudy to clear with lows 3 to 7 C.

SUNDAY will bring more hazy sunshine and cloudy intervals, with highs 15 to 19 C.

MONDAY will see increasing cloud, lows 3 to 7 C and highs 14 to 18 C.

TUESDAY will become cooler with passing showers more likely near east coast and in Ulster, lows near 5 C and highs 12 to 15 C.

WEDNESDAY will be partly cloudy to overcast at times, and chilly, with isolated showers possible, lows near 3 C and highs near 13 C.

THURSDAY will be partly cloudy and cool with lows 1-3 C and highs 11 to 14 C.

FRIDAY will continue partly cloudy and cool with isolated showers, lows near 3 C and highs near 13 C.

The OUTLOOK for the following week (which is the first seven days of May) is for the cool, rather cloudy and sometimes unsettled conditions to continue until the possible clash of air masses begins when the Atlantic decides to resume some semblance of activity, but the overall trends still seem to favour a rather dry transition even if there is some brief intervals of frontal rainfall, and eventually there could be considerably warmer but once again settled weather (maybe by the second week of May).

My local weather on Friday was partly cloudy to overcast but it has remained dry with highs around 14 C.
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