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16 May 2022

CARLOW WEATHER: A wet and windy weekend is on the way

CARLOW WEATHER: A wet and windy weekend is on the way

CARLOW WEATHER: A wet and windy weekend is on the way

An unsettled weekend ahead with wet and windy conditions developing with some possible hail and thunderstorms expected.

Today

A cold start with frost and ice in places alongside some areas of dense fog but this will clear to leave a largely dry and bright day with sunny spells and just isolated drizzle patches. However, it will turn cloudier towards evening. Becoming breezy as light to moderate southerly winds increase fresh through the day. Highest temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees.

Tonight will be cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle gradually spreading from the southwest. Rain will be most persistent in the south of the province, with some northern parts staying dry until morning. Staying breezy in moderate to fresh southeasterly winds. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees.

Friday

Dull and damp tomorrow morning with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, most persistent in the south and southeast. Rain will slowly clear to the north in the afternoon, followed by sunny spells and scattered heavy showers. There is potential for thunderstorms and hail, especially in the south. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh southeasterly winds, strong at times but easing later.

Heavy showers will become more confined to Atlantic coasts on Friday night, with the chance of isolated thunderstorms and hail. Drier weather and clear spells will develop elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees, coldest over Munster and south Leinster, with frost and some icy patches developing. Patchy mist and fog developing too in mainly light winds.

Saturday

A good deal of dry and bright weather to start, though scattered showers will develop through the morning, most prolonged near northwest coasts. However, cloud will build from the south through the day with rain spreading across the southern half of the country by evening, turning heavy at times with the chance of sleet and snow, particularly over high ground. Becoming windy too as easterly winds increase fresh to strong through the day. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.

A generally wet and windy night with outbreaks of rain becoming widespread and turning heavy at times. Some falls of sleet are possible, with the chance of snow on high ground. Fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds with lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees.

Sunday

Staying wet and windy for most of Sunday with widespread showery rain, possibly turning wintry in places, and fresh to strong and gusty easterly winds veering westerly. Some drier and brighter spells will develop in the evening. Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees.

Becoming mainly dry with clear spells in many areas on Sunday night, apart from isolated showers. However, another spell of rain will spread northwards to many southern and eastern areas overnight. Cold with lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees, slightly less cold with the rain in the east and south. Patchy mist and fog will form in light winds.

Monday

Becoming largely dry and bright on Monday, though patchy drizzle will linger in parts of the south and east with the odd light shower elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in a light breeze.

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