Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland (16 February 2021)


TRENDS for the week of 16 to 22 Feb 2021 --

-- Temperatures will average 1 to 2 deg above normal values.
-- Rainfall will average 25 to 50 per cent above normal, heaviest west central counties.
-- Sunshine will average near normal to 25 per cent below normal in south and east.


will bring intervals of moderate rainfall, 5-10 mm expected, lows near 5 C.

WEDNESDAY will see this rainfall ending during the morning, followed by variable cloud and isolated showers, another interval of heavier rain expected by evening. Highs 8 to 10 C in the south but only 5 to 7 C in the north where it will feel quite cold.

THURSDAY will have an early morning rainfall event of 10-20 mm that could mix with sleet over higher ground. Some parts of the western coastal counties may see 20-30 mm rainfalls with this low tracking through central counties overnight. Strong south to southwest winds for a time near the southeast coasts, but these will not affect other regions. Later in the day, partial clearing and rather cool, temperatures steady 4-6 C from overnight into the daytime hours (except 8-10 C briefly in the southeast).

FRIDAY will see another overnight rainfall to start the day and this rain could be quite heavy in places with 30-50 mm potential. Winds becoming strong south to southwest 70-110 km/hr. Temperatures climbing to 10-12 C and staying in that range to about Saturday morning, with the rain still going by then.

SATURDAY will start out wet especially in the east, but the rain will finally end and push east, leaving a partly cloudy day with highs near 9 C.

SUNDAY will have variable cloud, showers, southwest winds 40 to 60 km/hr and highs near 10 C.

The OUTLOOK for next week is for near average conditions to late in the week, then colder weather returning by the end of the month and persisting for several days into March. 

 Peter O'Donnell for IWO