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National Summary


Continuing dry this evening with sunny spells in most areas.


Becoming generally cloudy tonight with scattered outbreaks of rain extending westwards.Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in a moderate east to northeast breeze.


Thursday: A few sunny spells but mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain or drizzle. There is a risk of locally heavy falls in parts of Munster and south Leinster in the late afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in light to moderate northeasterly breezes.


Thursday night will have a mix of cloudy periods and some clear intervals. It will be mainly dry. But there may be a little drizzle in places. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees. Friday will be mainly dry with a mix of loud and sunshine. A few showers may develop in the afternoon over the northern half of the country. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees with little or no wind. Saturday morning will be mainly dry with sunny spells. From around noon onwards showers will develop in many areas. some of them will be heavy. Eastern parts of Leinster and Ulster will stay mainly dry. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees with light easterly breezes. Sunday will start off dry with sunny spells. During the afternoon and evening, heavy showers will develop over midlands and the western half of the country. It should stay mainly dry in the east. Highest temperatures of 16 to 21 degrees, warmest in the midlands and coolest along coasts. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week will bring a good deal of dry weather. However, there'll be some showers in the afternoons, mainly over the western half of the country. It will be warm with temperatures ranging from the high teens to low 20s. Winds will be mostly light northeasterly.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

East, 11 Knots, Mist, 0.8 Miles, 1024, Steady

Dublin Airport

East-Northeast, 9 Knots, Fine, 32 Miles, 1023, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

East, 16 Knots, Wave ht:0.9 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1020, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

East, 18 Knots, Fair, 12 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

East, 18 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

East-Southeast, 10 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 17 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

East, 11 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Northeast, 6 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, 1023, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

East, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 1.9 m, 1017, Falling slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Report not available

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

East, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 3.3 m, 1018, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1700 Thursday 26 May 2016 Issued at 1700 Wednesday 25 May 2016

Meteorological Situation at 1500: An anticyclone of 1034 hPa centered between Iceland and Norway, maintains a light to moderate easterly airflow over Ireland. An occluded front embedded in the flow will cross westwards over Ireland tonight and tomorrow.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northeast force 3 or 4.

Weather: Fair this evening. Outbreaks of rain developing on eastern coasts tonight and spreading westwards overnight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in rain overnight.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1700 Friday 27 May 2016: Light to moderate east to northeast winds. scattered outbreaks of rain or drizzle, mainly fair later.