Bright, breezy and dry day with good sunny spells
Weather update from Met Éireann
Most areas will be bright, breezy and dry with good sunny spells today, however outbreaks of rain will continue on northeastern fringes, while scattered showers are likely in the southwest and may turn heavy at times. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds.
Tonight will start cold, dry and clear with just a few mist patches. Some frost will develop inland as temperatures fall to between -1 and +3 degrees, in light variable breezes, though cloud will build in the west towards morning and temperatures there will rise also.
While tomorrow morning will start off dry and bright in the east outbreaks of rain will extend from the Atlantic through the morning spreading to all parts by evening and turning heavy at times, it will be blustery too with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds. Highest temperatures of 6 to 11 degrees, mildest along southern and western coasts. A clearance to scattered showers will extend from the west during by evening while winds veer westerly, and moderate.
Any residual rain will clear the east early Saturday night while scattered showers will extend over the western half of the country. However it will turn mostly dry and clear in the east. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees in a moderate to fresh and blustery westerly wind.
Changeable and cool with wet and windy weather at times over the following days.
Sunday is expected bright and breezy with sunshine and scattered showers. They will be most frequent over the western half of the country. Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in a moderate to fresh westerly wind.
Clear spells early in the night on Sunday with a touch of grass frost possible in Ulster as lows dip to between 1 and 4 degrees but it will be milder in the southwest where rain will extend from the Atlantic early in the night. The rain, which will be heavy at times, along with moderate to fresh southeasterly winds, will extend across the country through the night reaching the northeast by morning.
It will be a wet start to the week on Monday across the country, the rain will gradually clear from the southwest through the morning, although sunny spells and scattered showers will follow and they may merge to longer spells of rain at times. Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in mostly light to moderate west to southwest winds, veering strong northwesterly in the southwest later.
Monday night will see showery outbreaks of rain along with strong and gusty northwest winds wil clear the southwest early in the night, leaving mostly dry and clear conditions and light northerly winds, some patchy frost may develop as temperatures drop to between -1 and + 4 degrees generally.
After a bright dry and cool start to Tuesday, cloud will extend from the southwest through the afternoon as light to moderate winds become southerly, before a band of rain extends from the southwest through the evening. Highest afternoon temperatures will range from 6 to 10 degrees, remaining coolest in the east.
Further outlook: Staying cool and unsettled with further spells of wet and windy weather possible.