Killykeen Forest Park. Photo: George John

Mainly dry day with sunny spells ahead

Weather update from Met Éireann

Changeable and mostly unsettled weather conditions over the coming days with near average temperatures. That's the latest weather outlook from Met Éireann.

Today will be mainly dry with sunny spells. However, there will be some showers in east Ulster and along parts of the west coast. In the late afternoon and evening rain will develop in coastal areas of Munster. Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees, with mostly light variable breezes.

Tonight, showers will affect many coastal counties around the country. It will be mainly dry further inland with perhaps some patches of mist or fog and a touch of grass frost. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with light breezes.

Thursday will bring a mixed day of sunny spells and occasional showers for most areas. Cloudier however in Ulster with rain in the northeast. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees. Moderate westerly winds, fresher near coasts.

Lingering cloud and rain will eventually clear the northeast on Thursday night with clear spells across the country, and scattered showers in Atlantic counties. Light to moderate westerly breezes. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees.

Good sunny spells on Friday with passing showers, driest in the east of the country. Light to moderate southwest breezes. Feeling chilly with afternoon highs of 6 to 9 degrees. Friday night will be cold with a widespread frost likely in largely calm and clear conditions. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees.

Becoming very breezy or windy on Saturday in strengthening southerly winds with a spell of persistent rain developing. Highs of 7 to 11 degrees. Becoming drier Saturday night as winds ease and clear spells and occasional showers develop.

Expect showery conditions on Sunday with some sunny spells in a moderate westerly airflow. Highs of 7 to 10 degrees.