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As ghouls and ghosts prepare to roam the streets this Halloween, Mother Nature has a few tricks and treats up her sleeve. The weather forecast for today, Tuesday, will bring a mix of conditions, ranging from eerie morning mist to an impending storm. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:

Morning Mystique:

The day kicks off with dry weather and a touch of mystique in the form of mist and fog. But don’t let that spook you; the mist and fog will gradually clear, revealing bright or sunny intervals. This is perfect for any early Halloween preparations or perhaps a ghostly morning walk.

Afternoon Deluge:

However, the skies have a sinister surprise in store for us. Rain is set to develop in the southwest around noon, and it won’t stop there. This rain will creep northwards over the region as the day progresses, and it will continue into the evening and throughout the night. To add to the eerie atmosphere, the rain may be heavy at times, with the potential for spot flooding. Temperatures will hover around 12 to 13 degrees, and southeasterly winds will freshen, making it a chilly Halloween evening.

A Spooky Night:

As the night descends, the rain won’t be vanishing into thin air. It will persist, and there’s a possibility of more spot flooding. Expect low temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees and moderate to fresh south to southeast winds. This is a night when you’d want to keep your haunted house cozy and dry.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Morning After:

As Halloween fades into the past, Wednesday morning arrives with a dull outlook. Many areas will still be under the grip of rain. However, there’s hope on the horizon, as the rain will gradually clear northwards through the morning. Sunshine and a few showers will follow, providing some relief from the ghostly downpour. Winds will shift to the west and will be fresh to strong, gusting for a time and then easing later in the day. Highest temperatures will reach 11 to 13 degrees, making for a cooler post-Halloween day.

National Outlook: Storm Ciarán and Unsettled Skies

The Halloween season takes a turn towards the tumultuous as we look ahead to the broader national outlook. Storm Ciarán will track to the south of Ireland on Wednesday night and Thursday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, particularly affecting Leinster and Munster. The forecast for the rest of the week remains unsettled, making it quite the challenge for those brave enough to venture outdoors.

On Wednesday night, Storm Ciarán is set to track eastwards near the south coast of Ireland, delivering a spell of heavy rain, especially over Munster and Leinster, with the possibility of flooding. Expect fresh to strong and gusty northeast winds, particularly in these areas. Lowest temperatures will range from 3 to 6 degrees, with the coldest conditions in Ulster.

Thursday’s Whirlwind:

Thursday will greet us with wet and windy conditions, especially in the east and south. The rain will gradually clear to the east, and winds will shift to northwesterly and ease somewhat. Drier, brighter weather will follow from the west and north, bringing sunshine and scattered showers. Maximum temperatures will range from 8 to 11 degrees. Thursday night promises to be breezy with clear spells and showers, with lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees and fresh, gusty northwest winds.

Weekend Forecast:

As we transition into the weekend, Friday is set to be a bright and breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers. Maximum temperatures will reach 10 to 12 degrees with moderate to fresh northwest breezes. On Friday night, it will start dry with clear spells, but rain will later develop in the southwest and spread across Munster.

Saturday’s forecast indicates that rain will primarily affect Munster and Leinster, with drier conditions in the northwest. The rain will clear eastwards in the evening and early night, making way for showers. Expect highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with moderate to fresh northeast winds.

Sunday’s Skies:

Finally, Sunday will bring a bright and breezy day with a mix of sunshine and showers. The highest temperature will be between 9 to 11 degrees, with moderate to fresh westerly winds.

Looking ahead to the early days of next week, the unsettled weather pattern is set to continue, so be prepared for more unexpected twists and turns from the elements.

Whether you’re planning a Halloween party or a cozy night indoors, make sure you stay informed about the weather conditions. And remember, Storm Ciarán may have some tricks up its sleeve, so take precautions if you’re out and about during the coming days. Happy Halloween!