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Met Éireann’s weather forecast for Ireland for Christmas 2020

It will be generally cloudy today (Monday, December 21st) with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, according to Met Éireann.

However, it will become mainly dry with some sunny spells in the northern half of the country, cloudier further south. Rain will spread from the south-west during the evening with afternoon highs of 5 to 9 degrees.

Rain over Munster and south Leinster will clear east tonight, giving rise to a mostly dry and partly cloudy night. There will be some isolated showers, coupled with frost and icy patches.

Temperatures will fall between -2 to +2 degrees with mist and fog patches.


According to the national forecaster, it will be mostly dry with frost and fog lingering in parts.

However, hazy sunny spells will develop, especially in western coastal counties with just isolated showers.

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Cloud is set to thicken in Munster and south Leinster through the morning. Patchy rain and drizzle will extend from the south during the afternoon. It will be rather cold tomorrow with highest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees.

After an early frost on Tuesday night, temperatures will dip between -2 to +4 degrees. Cloud will increase across Ireland with rain to extend over south Munster and south Leinster.

Elsewhere, it will remain dry with mist and fog patches set to form.


Rain and sleet, according to Met Éireann, will slowly clear south-eastwards during the morning.

Brighter spells are expected in the north-west, with these to extend south-eastwards also. It will become mostly clear across the country by the evening with highs of 4 to 7 degrees.

It will become mostly dry and clear on Wednesday night with some isolated showers in the east and north. Temperatures will drop between -2 to +2 degrees. There is a risk of frost and icy patches, according to the national forecaster.

Thursday – Christmas Eve

It will be mostly dry with sunny spells and highs of 4 to 7 degrees. Cloud will increase along northern and western coasts by the afternoon with a risk of isolated, light showers.

Christmas Eve night will see clear spells, with cloud to increase from the north-west overnight. Temperatures will dip to -2 to +3 degrees with frost to develop for a period.

Friday – Christmas Day

Cloudy and dry conditions are expected, with a risk of an isolated shower on the west coast, according to Met Éireann. Temperatures will reach 6 to 9 degrees in moderate to fresh south-westerly winds.


Current indications from Met Éireann suggests that there will be a spell of wet weather on Saturday. It will turn much colder during the early days of next week.

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