Turning Much Colder – Thursday 26th March 2020 – Sunday 29th March 2020

Hi all,

What a surprise, our weather turned lovely with warm sunny spells and we can’t venture out to enjoy it fully. I hope you are all well and keeping sane during these surreal times. As we know, warm, sunny weather doesn’t always last in this country.

Thursday: A frosty start but temperatures soon rising and another beautiful sunny day ahead. It won’t be as warm as recently as the wind will have shifted to a cooler direction, the north-east. Max 13°C although a little higher in sheltered, western spots.

Friday: Frosty to start (for the early risers). Slightly cooler again and the breeze beginning to pick up. Another, the last one, sunny day. Max 11°C

Weekend: Big shock on the way.

Saturday: A cloudier day with a few bright spells. It should remain dry but a huge difference in the feel of the weather. A north-easterly wind becoming gusty. COLDER! Max 8°C

Sunday: Even colder with a raw north to north-easterly wind which will be brisk. This could drag a few wintry showers in and some may fall as hail, sleet or snow. The showers are expected to be scattered and not that heavy. Max 6°C

Outlook: A lot of dry weather around as high pressure stays close. However, it looks set to stay cold, with temperatures in single-figures. Later in the week some wintry showers can’t be ruled out again, so we could see some sleet/snow showers to start April. It might be unseasonably cold but it certainly beats wind and heavy rain.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday 25th of March 2020 at 4:25pm.

Drier & Settled – Thursday 19th March 2020 – Sunday 22nd March 2020

Hi all,

I promised an improvement in the weather and it has taken longer than hoped for, but it’s coming and much-needed after the very wet end to winter.

Thursday: A mostly cloudy day but dry. Some brightness but this will tend to be limited to the north. Feeling chilly. Max 9°C

Friday: Windy with a steady easterly. This however, should help break the cloud up, so more in the way of sunny spells. Max 10°C

Weekend: Dry, a little less chilly.

Saturday: Bright spells after a cold start. Windy with this easing later. Again it’s looking dry. Max 11°C

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a few bright spells but dry with any rain staying out west across Ireland. Milder. Max 12°C

Outlook: High pressure staying close by and mainly in charge. Quite mild, breezy with bright or sunny spells. A dry spell that we desperately need.

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Thanks for reading and take care during the Coronavirus outbreak.


Forecast Issued: 4:03pm on Wednesday the 18th of March 2020

Better Weather on the Horizon – Thursday 12th March 2020 – Sunday 15th March 2020

Hi all,

Yet more rain recently, but it looks like next week will finally see a change to the position of the Jet Stream, meaning more in the way of settled weather with sunny spells and some dry days! Hard to believe I know!

Thursday: Breezy with sunny spells and a few wintry showers, falling as hail, sleet and snow. Cold. Max 8°C

Friday: Cloudy to start with some showery rain. This soon clearing to a drier day with bright spells, lighter winds and just the odd shower into the evening. Max 8°C

Weekend: Saturday the drier day.

Saturday: Milder, mostly dry and cloudy. Can’t rule out some hill-drizzle. Windy especially later. Max 10°C

Sunday: Rain followed by bright spells and showers, windy. Max 9°C

Outlook: Good news. It’s looking favourable that high pressure builds, so as next week progresses (some uncertainty on timings), we’ll hopefully see dry conditions for several days with pleasant Spring sunshine and temperatures rising a touch. 

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 11th of March 2020 at 2:10pm

Chilly, some rain after the wettest winter recorded – Thursday 5th March 2020 – Sunday 8th March 2020


Winter is done. Meteorologically-speaking of course. We lacked in snowfall, sub-zero temperatures and instead had to cope with a final third of copious amounts of rainfall and named-storms. It actually rained every day from the 8th of February to the 29th of February. That’s 22 days in a row!

Here are some rainfall statistics for Winter 2019/20 compared to previous winters.

Winter 2019/2020 was the wettest I’ve ever recorded and February 2020 the wettest month

Thursday: A cold start with a touch of frost in places where clear spells have developed. Dry with bright or sunny spells. Max 8°C

Friday: A chilly start once more with some localised mist and fog. Mostly cloudy after some early brightness with isolated showers coming in from the west during the day, some wintry on the hills. Max 7°C

Weekend: Saturday the best day to be outdoors.

Saturday: Milder with a southwesterly airflow. A bright start but cloud will thicken during the day with some rain arriving late-evening and overnight. Breezy. Max 10°C

Sunday: Morning rain clears to a day of sunny spells and blustery showers, some wintry on the hills and we can’t rule out some hail and thunder & lightning. Windy and it will be colder. Max 8°C

Outlook: It’s looking unsettled again with a couple of spells of rain and wind. In between and either side, breezy with sunshine and showers, some wintry on the tops as it stays cool. No sign of our first Spring warmth.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 4th of March 2020 at 15:55