A majestic swan at Ervey Lake, Kingscourt. Photo: Michelle Smith

Overcast with frequent rain and drizzle

Weather Update

This evening and tonight will be overcast with frequent spells of rain and drizzle. Later in the night it will become drier. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees in a light southerly or variable breeze.

A dull and cloudy start to tomorrow (Wednesday) with patches of rain and drizzle. This rain and drizzle will gradually ease southwards through the afternoon with bright or sunny spells developing towards evening. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in a light variable breeze, becoming light to moderate northerly through the afternoon.

High pressure becoming dominant through Tuesday night and Wednesday, bringing settled conditions for midweek and beyond. There will be a good deal of dry and bright weather out to the weekend.

Any lingering rain and drizzle will die out early on Tuesday night to leave a largely dry night. Cloud will gradually break up overnight too with clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees over the northern half of the country with a grass frost, but less cold further south with lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees, in a light to moderate northeasterly breeze.

Wednesday is promised to be a largely dry and bright day with widespread sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees, coolest along the east coast in a light to moderate easterly breeze.

Continuing dry and largely clear on Wednesday night. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees generally, but colder over Ulster and Connacht where there will be a touch of grass frost with lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees. Light easterly breezes.

Thursday is forecast to be another generally dry and bright day with sunny spells. There is the chance of an isolated shower in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees, coolest in the east and south in a light to moderate southeasterly breeze.

Staying dry with long clear spells overnight on Thursday. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees generally, again coldest over Ulster bringing a touch of grass frost. Less cold in the south with lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees.

Another dry and sunny day is in store for Friday. Highest temperatures of 11 to 16 degrees, mildest over the midlands and Connacht and coolest along the east and south coasts in moderate to fresh southeasterly winds.

Current indications suggest that the dry and sunny conditions will continue into the weekend as high pressure maintains its dominance over our weather.

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