9 Jan 2011 - Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland

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Long range outlook by Irish Weather Online forecaster Peter O'Donnell:

TODAY ... mostly sunny across the south and east, some morning cloud and scattered wintry showers west and north ... these showers will tend to die out by mid-day giving sunny periods in all regions by afternoon ... winds also diminishing after a rather breezy morning in some parts (WNW 15-30 mph) ... highs 4-6 C.

TONIGHT ... clear at first, sleety showers developing with fog in many places after midnight, icy roads may develop in the north and central counties, lows around -1 C.

MONDAY ... morning sleet becoming rain as temperatures rise slowly in a brisk southerly wind (20-35 mph), rather chilly because of the wind, although highs in the 5-8 C range. ... some dense fog inland north.

MONDAY NIGHT ... clearing again, frosty near midnight then cloud spreading in, sleet in north, rain in south by morning, lowest temperatures near -1 C.

TUESDAY ... windy and turning milder, mostly cloudy, intervals of light rain, but some sunny breaks possible in south, winds rising to SSW 20-40 mph, gusts to about 50 mph near west and south coasts, temperatures steadily increasing to about 10 C late in the day.

WEDNESDAY ... breezy and very mild, some hazy bright intervals, followed by showers, highs near 11-12 C. Winds SW 20-40 mph.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY ... remaining mild, some rain at times, winds SW 20-40 mph. Highs 7-10 C.

OUTLOOK for next weekend ... windy and mild, showers or periods of rain, possibly turning sharply colder late Sunday or Monday, but before that, highs near 9 or 10 C.

NORTH AMERICAN WEATHER ... heavy snow across parts of inland B.C. and Alberta on Saturday, turning much colder from north to south ... rather cold across most of Canada, northern U.S., scattered outbreaks of light to moderate snow in New England, a few places have reported 10-20 cms although many have seen only 2-5 cms. Dry and cool across the southeast, dry and milder in the central plains states ahead of the low bringing snow to western Canada, which is dropping southeast to bring blizzards to Montana and later Wyoming and the Dakotas. Severe cold is in the charts for western Canada most of the next ten days. This means that we here on the coast can expect a drop below freezing, but inland, -20 to -30 C.
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Irish Weather Online's Daily Long Range Weather Forecast is provided by Peter O'Donnell. Peter is a Canada-based climatologist who specialises in providing long range weather forecasts for Ireland and the United Kingdom. Email your questions to podonnell@irishweatheronline.com. Some questions and answers will occasionally be posted at the bottom of the daily forecast.