Today's outlook

As all eyes go to the Athletic Grounds today Met Éireann are predicting a mild cool day for the red hot contest.

It will be cold this morning with ground frost in many areas and some icy patches. Today will be cool and bright with sunny spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees with light to moderate west to southwest breezes.

Some lingering showers tonight, mainly in the northwest. But it will be mainly dry with clear spells. It will be cold with lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with frost developing in many areas.

On Monday morning, cloud will increase and rain will develop in the west towards noon. The rain will become heavy at times during the afternoon and evening. The east of the region will stay mainly dry apart from patchy rain or drizzle. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with southerly winds gradually increasing fresh and gusty and becoming strong along coasts.

On Monday night, persistent or heavy rain will affect much of Ulster, Connacht and west Munster. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees.

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