An aerial view of Annaghierin and Miltown Lough just outside of Shercock. In the distance, you can see the Cooley Mountains in Co Louth. Photo:Eimear O’Reilly

Milder day today with some outbreaks of rain

Weather Update

Cloudy and misty today with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. A milder day with highest afternoon temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees, in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.

The latest weather forecast from Met Éireann says it will continue cloudy and misty tonight with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Mild early in the night in moderate southwesterly winds, but temperatures will decrease to between 5 and 7 degrees later as winds veer northwesterly.

Rain will gradually clear eastwards tomorrow morning, according to the national weather forecaster.

By the afternoon it will be mostly dry with sunny spells and just a few well scattered showers in the west. Highest afternoon temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees in a light to moderate northwesterly breeze.

Thursday night will bring dry and cold conditions with clear spells countrywide at first but cloud will thicken in the west overnight. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees, so frost will return to some places. Mist and fog patches possible too, as winds fall light.

Friday morning will start cold, dry and bright but cloud will build during the morning, with rain affecting western areas during the afternoon and evening. Afternoon temperatures will range between 5 degrees in the northeast to 9 degrees in the southwest. Southerly winds will be generally light to moderate, but will become fresh near coasts in the west.

Friday night will be wet and breezy with widespread and occasionally heavy rain. It will be mild in most places with overnight temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees. There will be moderate to fresh southerly winds, stronger near coasts.

Rain is expected to clear eastwards on Saturday morning, leaving a dry but rather cloudy day. Isolated showers may develop in northwestern coastal areas. A cool day with afternoon temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees, with moderate northwesterly winds.

Saturday night will be cold and most places will stay dry, although there will be a chance of some showers near northern coasts. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with frost in some areas.

The forecast for Sunday morning says it will start off cold, dry and bright but cloud will increase through the day, bringing some outbreaks of rain to the northwest. Highest afternoon temperatures will be around 6 or 7 degrees and winds will remain light.

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