Weather forecast for the week ahead for Leitrim and surrounding areas

Leitrim Observer Reporter


Leitrim Observer Reporter

Weekend Weather Forecast - More rain on the way

Plenty of rain on the way

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY: Monday will be wet and windy. There will be heavy rain nationwide during the morning and early afternoon, giving a risk of flooding. Some wintry falls will be possible on higher ground in Ulster too. Rain will continue across the northern half of the country through the afternoon, but will clear to sunshine and scattered blustery showers further south. The rain will become mainly confined to Ulster during the evening. Winds will be strong and gusty, varying in direction through the day as a low pressure system tracks eastwards across Ireland. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees generally, but a few degrees cooler in parts of Ulster.

MONDAY NIGHT: Rain will clear from Ulster early on Monday night, leaving a dry and clear night in most areas. Scattered showers will develop in the west and northwest and may turn wintry on higher ground. Strong and gusty north to northwest winds will ease moderate to fresh overnight. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees.

TUESDAY: Tuesday will be cool and blustery with sunshine and scattered showers. Some showers will be heavy with hail, and possibly sleet on higher ground. Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees with a fresh and gusty northwesterly wind.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Showers will clear from most areas except for the northwest on Tuesday night and there will be long clear spells. It will be cold with lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees, in light to moderate northwesterly winds.

WEDNESDAY: Wednesday morning will start off dry and bright for most, although there will be some scattered showers in the northwest. Showers will become more widespread during the afternoon but will largely die out in the evening, as cloud builds in the southwest. Maximum temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees, coolest in Ulster, with light northerly or variable breezes.

FURTHER OUTLOOK: Staying cool for the rest of the week. A good deal of dry weather on Thursday, but there is potential for another spell of unseasonably wet and windy weather Friday into Saturday.