Dancing at sunset at Cross, Mullagh. Photo: Roisin Smyth

Fine, dry, sunny day but a touch of frost tonight

Weather Update

Today will be dry. Cloudy to begin with in some places, but sunny spells will develop through the day, according to the latest weather forecast from Met Éireann. Highest temperatures will range between 11 and 15 degrees, coolest in the northeast and east due to a moderate easterly breeze.

Tonight will be cold and dry with long clear spells, but some patches of mist may develop as northeasterly winds fall off light. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees, with a touch of frost developing in some places.

Friday will be a dry day with widespread sunshine. Highest temperatures will range between 10 and 13 degrees, coolest along the north and east coast due to a light to moderate northeasterly breeze.

The outlook for the coming days is for a dry and settled start to the weekend but turning unsettled and much cooler from Easter Sunday.

Friday night will continue dry with clear spells. Colder than recent nights with lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees, in light north to northeast breezes.

Saturday is set to be another dry day with good spells of sunshine. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees, again coolest along the north and east coast due to a light north to northeast breeze.

Saturday night will be dry with clear spells, but cloud will increase in the northwest towards morning. Some patches of mist and fog will develop. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with light, variable breezes becoming westerly later.

We can expect sunshine in many places early on Easter Sunday but cloud in the northwest will gradually build southeastwards through the morning. Rain will develop in the northwest later in the morning and will extend across the northern half of the country during the afternoon and possibly further south into the evening.

Afternoon temperatures will range 8 to 13 degrees but it will gradually become much colder from the northwest during the evening, so some falls of sleet will be possible in Ulster then. It will be a breezy day too with fresh and gusty west to northwest winds developing.

Sunday night will be cold and breezy. It will start off mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain, sleet and potentially snow in Ulster. Overnight most areas will become dry and clear, but wintry showers will persist in the north and northwest. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees with fresh to strong and gusty northerly winds.

Easter Monday is promised cold and breezy with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, these mainly over the northern half of the country. Afternoon temperatures will only reach around 3 to 7 degrees and there will be an added wind chill in fresh and gusty northwesterly winds.

It will stay cold on Monday night but winds will be lighter so frost will develop in places. There will be a mix of clear spells and scattered wintry showers, mainly in the north and west. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees.

Tuesday looks set to be another cold day with sunny spells and scattered showers, some wintry. Afternoon temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with light to moderate west to northwest winds.

FURTHER OUTLOOK: Staying cool and unsettled for the rest of the week.

More from this Topic