Thanks to Olga Dwyer from Kingscourt for this lovely photo.

Mix of cloud and sunny spells today but staying cool

Weather Update

Today will be largely dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. A cool day however, with highest afternoon temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees, in a light to moderate southeasterly breeze.

The latest weather forecast from Met Éireann says it will be mostly dry tonight with a mix of cloud and clear spells, but there will be some patchy drizzle at times near the west coast. Lowest temperatures will range from -3 to +1 degrees so frost will form in clear spells. Southeasterly winds will be light to moderate.

Tomorrow (Saturday) will start dry with sunny spells but t will become cloudier, with patchy rain and drizzle moving into the west. Highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds.

The overview for the coming days is for conditions staying cool and turning more unsettled early next week with rain and stronger winds.

Saturday night will be mostly dry with a mix of cloud and clear spells, although there may be some patchy drizzle in coastal parts of the west and northwest at times. Minimum temperatures will range between -2 and +4 degrees, coldest in the north and east where some frost will develop. Light to moderate southerly winds continuing.

Sunday will be generally cloudy and dry but patchy light rain and drizzle will continue to affect coastal parts of the west and northwest. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with light to moderate southerly winds.

Holding dry in the east and southeast on Sunday night, but rain will push into Ulster, Connacht and west Munster. Southerly winds will be mostly light to moderate but will increase fresh along western coasts. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees.

Rain will extend to all areas on Monday and will be heavy at times in the west. Afternoon temperatures will reach 7 to 10 degrees and winds will be mostly moderate, southerly veering westerly later.

Rain will gradually clear from the east and south on Monday night and will be followed by clear spells and isolated showers, mainly in the northwest. Some frost will form as temperatures fall to between -1 and +2 degrees and fresh southerly winds will develop on western coasts towards morning.

Tuesday morning is expected to start off largely dry with good spells of sunshine in the east, but rain will move into the west during the morning and will extend across the country through the day, becoming heavy. It will become windy too, with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds developing. Highest temperatures of 7 degrees in the northeast to 11 degrees in the southwest.

Unsettled conditions set to remain with rain and showers, and breezy or windy at times too.