One of the first Signs of Spring: Even if your nose was blocked you’d know that Spring is in the Air. When you see small groups of youngsters head for the local sports fields and begin ‘kicking ball’ as we say locally – you know that you’re looking at a harbinger of fine days and long evenings. And the daffodils have broken the wet ground to be greeted by what they hoped to find in their transformation.
The lads in the pictures here headed to Desmonds GAA Club headquarters at Moanmore on Wednesday evening. There, they let fly with the kind of energy reserved for lads of their age. The good news is that this fine weather is due to last for a while.
It will stay mainly dry tomorrow, with frost and fog at first. Brighter spells will develop once again the best of these in Leinster and Munster. Cloudier elsewhere with some patchy light rain or drizzle. Highs of 10 to 14 degrees in moderate westerly winds.
The weekend will continue mainly dry, but not completely so. There’ll be some light rain or drizzle at times, mainly in parts of Ulster and Connacht. It will be cooler also.
Friday night will be dry apart from perhaps a little drizzle on Ulster coasts. There’ll be a fair amount of cloud in the north and some clear spells further south. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees with frost and fog most likely over the southern half of the country.
Saturday will be mainly dry with a fair amount of cloud and some bright or sunny spells, the best of these in Leinster and east Munster. A little light rain or drizzle is possible on Ulster coasts. It will be cooler than previous days with highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees and moderate to fresh west to northwest breezes. Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 degrees.
Sunday will be mostly cloudy. Leinster and east Munster will stay mainly dry. However, outbreaks of rain or drizzle will affect west Munster, Connacht and Ulster. Amounts will be small. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees with moderate west to northwest breezes. Frost is unlikely on Sunday night.
St. Patrick’s Day Weather
St Patrick’s Day will be mostly cloudy also. It will be mainly dry over the southern half of the country. However scattered outbreaks of light rain or drizzle will affect parts of Connacht, Ulster and the north Leinster. Amounts will be fairly small, but it may be damp for some parades. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees with moderate westerly breezes.
The weather will become more unsettled from Tuesday onwards with more persistent rain and showers spreading eastwards across the country on fresh westerly winds. Daytime temperatures will fall back to between about 8 to 10 degrees. Some of the nights will bring clear spells and frost.