Mostly dry this afternoon with some showers
Scattered showers this morning will extend across the province, some heavy, but will gradually clear northeastwards with drier, brighter conditions following. Mostly dry this afternoon with hazy bright spells and just a few isolated showers. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.
A band of showery rain will cross over quickly during the night, followed by blustery or thundery showers, mainly in the west of the province. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds, with gale force winds for a time on Donegal coasts.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) will bring scattered blustery showers and sunny spells, most frequent in the west of the province, with moderate to fresh and gusty southwesterly winds. Showers will continue for much of the day, heavy at times during the afternoon with the risk of isolated thunderstorms before becoming more isolated later as winds ease too. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees.
Generally mild for the rest of the week but unsettled and breezy with showers and spells of rain.
Tuesday night is expected to be a blustery night with rain in the southwest, moving northeastwards across the country and followed by widespread showers. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds.
Wednesday will bring more sunny spells and scattered blustery showers, most frequent in the west and south with a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. Holding mainly dry in the east with isolated showers. Becoming cloudier later in the afternoon, as more persistent rain arrives in southern counties. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in moderating southerly winds.
Some uncertainty for Wednesday night as a low pressure system is indicated to move up from the south bringing widespread rain with a risk of flooding in places along with some strong winds. There is the possibility of some sleet and snow falls too. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees.
Expect a wet and windy start to the day on Thursday with rain across much of the country, heavy in places but clearing the northeast during the morning with scattered showers following for a time. Becoming largely dry for the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees. Light to moderate westerly winds will back southerly and freshen during the evening as rain once again moves in to the southwest. Becoming very windy overnight as rain extends to all areas with some wintry falls possible in the north and west. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 6 degrees.
Friday is promised a mild, wet and windy day with rain in all areas, clearing to showers. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds moderate. Further rain will push up from the south, extending northwards through the night as winds strengthen again on southern and eastern coasts. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees.
Current indications for the weekend suggest that it will continue very mild with daytime highs in the mid-teens. Widespread rain on Saturday but becoming drier on Sunday away from Atlantic coasts.