Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland (18 March 2021)

TRENDS for the week of 18 to 24 March 2021

-- Temperatures will average near normal values.
-- Rainfall may amount to 25 per cent of normal, mainly towards end of the interval.
-- Sunshine will average 75 per cent of normal values, but with considerable variation place to place.


TODAY will start out with widespread mist and low cloud. Some areas may brighten around late morning or mid-day and warm up again to 13-15 C, places that remain under cloud will have temperatures closer to 11-12 C.

TONIGHT will be misty with lows generally 4 to 7 C.

FRIDAY will bring a mixture of cloud and brighter spells although full sunshine will be restricted to a few locations in the inland south possibly. Highs in a similar range to today depending on any sunshine.

SATURDAY will become more partly cloudy and highs will reach 12 to 15 C.

SUNDAY looks partly cloudy also, with late afternoon or evening showers approaching Atlantic coastal counties, but only small amounts of rain overnight into early Monday. Highs on Sunday around 12 to 15 C.

MONDAY will be partly cloudy with showers (amounts generally only 1-3 mm) and highs 12 to 15 C.

TUESDAY could be a bit warmer in a stronger south to southwest flow, highs 13 to 17 C.

WEDNESDAY looks like a transition to more active weather with intervals of light rain and highs near 14 C.

From THURSDAY to end of the month, rather unsettled weather will take over and rain will likely return in more significant amounts, although nothing overly heavy is indicated at this point.

Peter for IWO