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19th Mar 2021

Enjoy the next few days because colder and more unsettled weather is arriving next week

James Fenton

There’s been a decent spell of weather over the past few days with St. Patrick’s Day in particular bringing blue skies and high temperatures.

While this weekend might not reach those heights, both days are expected to be fairly dry and settled, save for the odd patch of drizzle here and there. Don’t let the light rain stop you getting some fresh air though because according to one weather expert, things could take a turn for the worse in the middle of next week.

The ever reliable Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather has taken to Twitter to say that ‘While most people won’t have blue skies and sunshine over next few days we should enjoy the dry settled spell. The weather model trends are clearly showing colder and more unsettled weather from middle of next week.’

Met Éireann’s outlook isn’t too far off that, with some strong winds expected on Wednesday. Have a look at what’s in store below:

SUMMARY: Mostly grey and cloudy, but with a lot of dry weather and light winds. There will be some patchy drizzle at times also. This will give way to breezier weather from Tuesday with some rain arriving through midweek.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Continuing mostly cloudy and mostly dry. Becoming misty with patchy light drizzle in Ulster edging southwards overnight. Lows of 3 to 6 degrees, in a light northwesterly breeze.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy, and holding mostly dry, but again the cloud will be thick enough to bring a little patchy drizzle at times. Highs of 9 to 11 degrees, in a light northwesterly breeze.
Lows of 2 to 6 degrees on Sunday night.

MONDAY: A similar day on Monday. A lot of cloud around, but keeping mostly dry, especially further east. There will be some drizzle at times, which may become more persistent in the west and north. Highs of 10 to 12 degrees, in a light to moderate southwesterly breeze.
Lows of 5 to 7 degrees on Monday night.

TUESDAY: We begin to see a change in our weather from Tuesday as southwesterly winds strengthen. A mostly cloudy day with patchy light rain or drizzle at times but a lot of dry weather too and any rainfall amounts will be small. Highs of 11 to 13 degrees, in fresh southwesterly winds, strong on coasts.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a band of rain crossing the country from the west later in the day. Breezy, with highs of 10 or 11 degrees in moderate southwesterly winds, becoming strong on western coasts.

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