Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland (15 February 2021)

PHOTO: The view from Kindlestown Woods in Wicklow today, with Little Sugarloaf and Bray in the background.

TRENDS for the week of 15 to 21 Feb 2021

-- Temperatures will average 2 to 3 deg above normal values.
-- Rainfall will average near normal, possibly a bit above normal in places.
-- Sunshine will average near normal too, as the overcast begins to break at times.


will become very windy in parts of Connacht and Donegal, with southwest winds 70-110 km/hr and a risk of coastal flooding. Other regions will be windy also, in the 50-80 km/hr range. Some rain at times, mild with lows around 7 C.

TUESDAY will be mainly cloudy with occasional rain, heavy at times, 10-20 mm expected, and highs near 10 C with moderate southwest winds 40 to 60 km/hr.

WEDNESDAY will be partly cloudy to overcast with rain becoming heavier in the late afternoon or evening, and highs will reach 7 C. The rain could turn to sleet or wet snow for a time over higher ground in the overnight hours into early Thursday.

THURSDAY will be a rather cold day with gradual clearing skies after the morning sleety mix, then increasing cloud and strong southerly winds will arrive during the night with another risk of sleet or snow at first. Highs near 6 C.

FRIDAY will be windy with rain, heavy at times, and milder with highs 11-13 C. Winds south to southwest 70-110 km/hr.

SATURDAY will be mild with showers, highs near 12 C.

SUNDAY will be partly cloudy and mild with isolated showers, highs near 11 C.

The OUTLOOK for next week is for further mild weather until near the end of the month, then a gradual change to much colder weather is expected, lasting into the first few days of March.

Peter O'Donnell for IWO.