Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland (26 February 2021)



The coming week will feature dry weather for most areas with small amounts of rain tonight and possibly around Tuesday of next week, but not amounting to more than 2-4 mm in either case; temperatures will be fairly close to seasonal averages and sunshine also likely to total about the normal amounts with high pressure somewhat tainted by patchy cloud, however there is potential for some places to see better than average sunshine, and the most significant detail may be generally light winds -- it should be a reasonably good period for drying which is badly needed in most areas.


TONIGHT the patchy light rain will tend to die out over central counties and parts of the east could remain almost dry with just trace amounts, lows will range from 3 C in the east to 7 C near the west coast.

SATURDAY any morning cloud or patchy drizzle should clear before mid-day and sunshine may develop across most areas in the afternoon, highs near 10 C.

SUNDAY will be partly cloudy with patchy morning frosts, lows -2 to +3 C, and highs near 9 C.

MONDAY will be partly cloudy with lows near 2 C and highs near 9 C.

TUESDAY will be partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers, lows near 4 C and highs near 10 C.

The rather bland weather pattern will slowly break down later in the week and it will become more active in the second week of March, details keep changing and we may not get a very clear picture of trends for temperature until middle of next week (for the second week) but it does occasionally appear rather windy with rain returning to the forecast.

Peter O'Donnell for IWO