Frosty start, mostly dry morning but showers later

Weather update from Met Éireann

Frosty in places at first, especially in the north and east with some mist patches. A mostly dry morning will follow with sunny spells and a few isolated showers. Cloud will gradually build from the Atlantic through the afternoon and evening, with more showers developing. However, most eastern and northern parts will remain dry and bright. Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees in a light southeasterly breeze, increasing moderate to fresh through the day.

A band of rain will move over western counties later this evening, and will become widespread across the country tonight, accompanied by fresh and blustery southerly winds. A clearance to showers will follow to Atlantic counties towards morning. Overnight lows of 3 to 8 degrees.

A wet early morning tomorrow in many areas but, clearer weather in the west, will extend to all parts by the afternoon. Some bright or sunny spells will develop but there'll be scattered showers too. Fresh and blustery southerly winds will veer moderate southwesterly with highs of 11 to 14 degrees.

Scattered showers slowly clearing on Tuesday night. Dry for a time before another band of rain moves in from the west and south around dawn. A mild night with lows of 8 to 10 degrees in light southerly breezes, freshening again and increasing strong around coasts.

Wednesday is expected a fairly wet day with scattered blustery showers or longer spells of rain, becoming drier in the evening. Staying mild with highs of 12 to 15 degrees and fresh to strong southerly winds becoming moderate southwesterly winds later.

Showers will affect mainly western and southern areas overnight on Wednesday with drier conditions elsewhere. Mild overnight with lows of 7 to 9 degrees, with moderate to fresh south to southwesterly winds.

Current projections show a mild showery day on Thursday, followed by more widespread rain on Thursday night into Friday with the potential for strong winds in parts.

It looks like turning a bit cooler on Friday and for Saturday with a northwesterly airstream feeding in sunshine and showers.