Wednesday, 6 March, 2019
Forecasts for Ireland
TODAY ... Rain at times in Ulster for most of the day, otherwise partly cloudy as some brighter intervals develop across the east, westerly to northwesterly winds 50 to 80 km/hr gradually setting in for western counties, while variable but mostly southerly breezes in Leinster and parts of east Munster, passing showers redeveloping. Highs near 8 C.
TONIGHT ... Windy, turning colder in the east by midnight, lows eventually 2 to 4 C. A few intervals of light rain or drizzle, sleet possible on higher terrain.
THURSDAY ... Cold and windy, wintry showers at times, highs near 7 C.
FRIDAY ... Frost likely in the east and north, morning lows near -2 C, then increasing cloud during the day, rain, with strong south to southwest winds by evening, and highs near 10 C. About 10 mm of rain on average.
SATURDAY ... Breezy to windy, mild in the early morning hours but turning gradually colder during the day, temperatures around 9 C at first then falling off to 5 C.
SUNDAY ... Windy and cold, showers of hail or sleet. Temperatures around 5 or 6 C. For the time being the risk of severe wind gusts has diminished but moderate westerly winds of 50 to 80 km/hr are expected.
MONDAY ... Continued windy and cold, passing wintry showers. Highs 5 to 7 C.
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY will see slight moderation to near 9 C but continued unsettled and showery.
FURTHER OUTLOOK ... Temperatures will be on a roller coaster ride towards mid-month and the 17th, some days quite mild and others quite cold, as the upper level flow oscillates from westerly to northwesterly at various intervals. Timing this is pointless this far in advance as it is bound to keep changing on later guidance.
My local weather on Tuesday continued dry and cold with sunny intervals and highs near -3 C. We will see an increase in cloud today and snow by this evening, about 5 to 8 cms expected here through Thursday. After that, a slow moderation back to more normal temperatures (which by this point would be almost the same as in Ireland, about 7 to 9 C).