Cool weather to stay
After the snow of yesterday it looks as if weather conditions are going to pick up a bit today, but the chill will continue through the week.
Some brighter intervals, but mostly cloudy overall today. Dry for much of the country to begin, with just a few patches of light rain and drizzle. Rain and drizzle will become a little more widespread in Atlantic coastal counties before spreading slowly eastwards this afternoon and evening, but amounts will be small.
Drier and sunnier conditions will develop in the southwest by evening. Top temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees, coolest over Ulster, in light to moderate westerly winds.
Mostly cloudy conditions with patchy light rain and drizzle will persist in the north and west tonight. Becoming largely dry with clear spells and just the odd light shower further south and east.
Lowest temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees generally, coldest under prolonged clear spells in the south, where temperatures may dip below zero locally, with a touch of frost. Some mist patches will form in light to moderate southwest or variable winds, freshening on northwestern coasts later.
Breezy tomorrow, Thursday with variable cloud amounts and passing showers, with the best of any bright or sunny intervals over southern counties. A more prolonged spell of rain will develop in the northwest during the afternoon, and will spread slowly southeastwards on Thursday evening and night.
Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty southwest winds, becoming strong at times on northern and western coasts.