National Forecast - Ireland

Forecast updated Friday 14th December 2018

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friday 14TH DECEMBER 2018

Heavy rain will slowly move in from the southwest after Friday midday and slowly moving northeastward across Ireland over the afternoon, and evening. Temperatures will range between 5C to 9C over the day. It will turn windy over night wind strong south to southeast winds.

Rain will continue on Friday night and clear Saturday morning, Rain will be heavy overnight with the risk of spot flooding. Wind will remain strong over night and southeast in direction. Temperatures will range between 4C to 11C

SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2018

A area of low pressure will track over Ireland on Saturday and the risk of strong winds and severe gusts to parts, especially across the southern half of Ireland for a time. There will also be very heavy rainfall for parts with the risk of spot flooding due to big rainfall totals in a short period of time. A Yellow weather Advisory has been issued with this likely to be upgraded to a weather warning later on Friday morning or just after lunch time when details become much clearer. Temperatures will range between 6C to 10C over the day

The areas of low pressure will clear to the northeast of Ireland over night with heavy rainfall easing and clearing to showers, The strong winds will also abate overnight and become more moderate.

sunday 16TH DECEMBER 2018

Sunday looks a better day with good spells of sunshine but some showers to at times, Showers will be heaviest across the northwest, west and southwest of Ireland where the will be a risk of isolated thunderstorms with also the risk of hail. Temperatures will range between 5C to 8C over the day.

Sunday night will see clear spells across most of the county but some cloud to at times. There will be further showers across Atlantic coastal county’s over night some of hail with the ongoing risk of thunder. There will be the slight risk of frost over night as temperatures will range between 0C to 4C over night.

monday 17TH DECEMBER 2018

Another spell of heavy rainfall will move in of the Atlantic on Monday morning with the risk of spot flooding over the day as the rain spreads eastwards across the country. Rain will clear northwestern and western parts over the late afternoon and evening and linger across the south and eastern half of Ireland. Monday night another spell of rain will is expected and will be heavy in places with the ongoing risk of spot flooding. Monday at present looks to be a milder day with temperatures between 9C to 13C across Ireland.

tuesday 17TH DECEMBER 2018

Current indications for Tuesday suggest there will be further heavy rainfall across the eastern half of Ireland with drier weather but some heavy showers across the western half of Ireland

OUTLOOK

There will be further heavy showers over the rest of the week, Some models suggest it may become colder next weekend and drier especially over the few days before and after Christmas. I would not rule out the risk of a few snow showers around the Christmas period yet either. But we will have to watch over next week to see what models show.

Kenneth from the Donegal Weather Channel



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