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Mainly dry and sunny day but set to get cooler

Weather update from Met Éireann

Rain will clear this northeastwards this morning and it'll become mainly dry and sunny for a time. Cloud will build from the southwest through the afternoon bringing rain later as southeast winds increase fresh to strong. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.

A wet and windy night at first as the rain tracks northeastwards, becoming drier for a time before showers follow, mainly affecting the south and west. Fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds will moderate and veer westerly as the rain clears. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees in the south and west, 4 to 6 degrees elsewhere.

Rain will clear the northeast tomorrow morning to leave a mainly sunny day tomorrow, Tuesday. Blustery showers will affect coastal counties. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds, fresher on coasts.

Long clear spells overnight Tuesday night with showers continuing on coasts. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in light southerly breezes.

On Wednesday an active depression will track near to the south and east coast bringing a degree of uncertainty to the forecast, at the moment it looks like after a mainly dry and sunny start to the day, heavy rain will affect Munster and Leinster, moving in to east Ulster later. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees. Mainly light southerly winds will strengthen and become easterly with the rain, then northeasterly later.

The rain will gradually clear northeastwards on Wednesday night with clear spells and showers following, the showers most frequent on coasts. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees as winds become northwesterly in direction.

Good sunny spells and scattered blustery showers on Thursday, heaviest and most frequent along Atlantic coastal counties. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty west to southwest winds. It'll be cold and frosty on Thursday night.

Friday will see further sunny spells and showers with long dry spells in the south and east. Temperatures of near freezing on Friday night with frost in places.

The current indications for the weekend is for continued unsettled weather with showers or longer spells of rain and turning windy at times.