Barry Fitzpatrick took this photo near Foalies Bridge, Belturbet.

Mild and breezy day with some sunny spells

Weather Update

A band of rain in the northwest will gradually clear northward this morning. During the afternoon, drizzle will mainly become confined to the coast. Some sunny spells will develop in the afternoon in the southeast of the province, according to the latest bulletin from Met Éireann.

A mild and breezy day with highest temperatures ranging 12 to 16 degrees, coolest along Atlantic coasts, in fresh and gusty southwest winds.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle at times. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees as southerly winds gradually ease light to moderate.

Mostly dry on Tuesday with just isolated patches of drizzle near northwest coasts where it will stay mostly cloudy. Occasional brighter spells may develop during the afternoon in the southeast of the province. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 coolest in the northwest in light to moderate southwest winds.

The overview for the coming days is for weather conditions turning cooler as winds back northeasterly and becoming drier as the week progresses.

Tuesday night will see clear spells in the southeast to start, however cloudier conditions elsewhere will spread to all parts by morning. A band of a rain will extend from the northwest to parts of Connacht and west Ulster overnight, remaining mostly dry elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in light variable winds.

The forecast for Wednesday is mostly cloudy with the best of any bright spells in the southeast. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the northwest will persist through the morning and gradually break up during the afternoon, with just occasional patchy rain and drizzle elsewhere. Much cooler from the previous few days with highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees, generally, however it will be a degree or two warmer in the southeast. Northerly breezes will be light to occasionally moderate.

Wednesday night is expected to be mostly dry with clear spells developing and just the risk of isolated patchy drizzle along the south coast. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees. Light northeasterly breezes will veer easterly and increase moderate to fresh by morning.

The outlook for Thursday is dry with good sunny spells and some passing clouds. Highest temperatures just 10 to 13 degrees generally, coolest along northern and eastern coasts, increasing to between 14 to 17 degrees in the southwest. Winds will be moderate to fresh easterly, decreasing mostly moderate by evening.

Thursday night will be dry and cold with clear skies in light northeasterly breezes. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees, coldest in the north with some frost possible.

Friday is promised dry with good sunny spells, however it will be cloudier at times over the northern half of the country. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees, coolest in the north and along eastern coasts in light to moderate northerly breezes.

Friday night should stay dry and mostly clear, however cloud will increase in northern Ulster by dawn. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees, with some patchy frost possible in south Leinster in mostly light northerly breezes.

Looking ahead to the weekend and Saturday, again, is expected dry with sunny spells and just some patchy cloud developing for a time during the middle of the day. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees, coolest in the north and along eastern coasts in light north to northeast breezes.

Further outlook: Turning more unsettled on Easter Sunday and much cooler, with frost at night and some wintry showers through the early days of next week.

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