Weather: Cloudy day with heavy showers

Windy and showery today with fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds, and gales near northwest coasts. Overall, Met Éireann says it will be a cloudy day with scattered heavy showers, and the risk of hail. More general rain will extend eastwards across Ulster this evening. Highest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees Celsius.

It will be blustery early tonight with some further rain and drizzle, gradually clearing northwards and petering out. Lowest temperatures 7 to 10 degrees Celsius.

The national weather forecaster says that tomorrow (Sunday) will be dull and damp across parts of the north early Sunday. Otherwise, it will be a dry day with sunny spells. Feeling milder with highest temperatures of 14 to 17 or 18 degrees Celsius, best values further west. Westerly breezes will be moderate, occasionally fresh in strength, later falling off light.

The outlook for next week is generally dry and warm in light southerly breezes. Patchy rain and drizzle will occur in parts too, mainly across the west and northwest.

Monday is promised dry in most areas to begin with sunny spells. However, low cloud, rain and drizzle will move into Atlantic counties by midday, slowly extending eastwards whilst turning patchy. Humid with highest temperatures of 14 to 20 degrees Celsius, warmest across the midlands and the north of Leinster.

Southwest winds will be moderate, occasionally fresh in strength. Mild and humid overnight with further patchy rain and drizzle, mainly affecting Atlantic. Mist and fog in parts too. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees Celsius, in just light westerly breezes.

Again on Tuesday, most areas will be dry with light to moderate westerly breezes. Cloudy and misty at first with the odd spot of drizzle. However, it will brighten up with mild or warm spells of sunshine. Highest temperatures will range 14 to 20 degrees Celsius, best values away from Atlantic coasts.

The forecast for Wednesday is humid with warm spells of sunshine and just light variable breezes. Highest temperatures of 15 to 21 or 22 degrees Celsius, warmest away from coasts where sea breezes will develop.

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