Spring Sunshine: Met Éireann forecasts ‘above average’ temperatures for late February
It’s been a dismal start to the week.
However, Met Éireann has some better news on the weather front now that the floods are dissipating.
The national forecaster says that high pressure will become established close to Ireland by Friday, bringing mostly dry, settled weather with sunny spells and light winds for this weekend and into next week.
Daytime temperatures will be slightly above average for late February, even if patches of frost and fog return at night.
Red sky at night, Lawrence Cove #BereIsland – a day of heavy rain and strong winds, and then it ended like this #islandlife pic.twitter.com/LhGs49zxzn
— Helen Riddell (@helenriddell) February 23, 2021
Back to today and we can expect “cloudy with patchy rain through the morning and afternoon, heavy at times” before a clearance to drier weather with scattered showers later in the day. Temperatures will range between 8 and 10 degrees.
A band of showers will move in from the west and cross Munster overnight, with lows of 2 to 4 degrees, but Thursday will bring a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers and highs of 8 or 9 degrees in a brisk westerly breeze.
Friday will be generally dry with long sunny spells and highs of 10 or 11 degrees, in a moderate southerly breeze.