Dún na Rí Forest Park in the sunshine yesterday. Photo: Stacey Cawley

Another fine day but frost tonight

Weather Update

Dry and sunny today, sunshine turning hazy at times during the day. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees generally, warmest in the west, according to the latest bulletin from Met Éireann.

It will be a little cooler along southern and eastern coasts in mainly moderate easterly winds, fresh at times in the southwest.

A dry and mostly clear night tonight. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees generally, with some localised frost, though staying slightly milder near coastal areas. Light easterly or variable breezes will allow some localised mist patches to develop.

A dry and sunny start tomorrow (Monday) with just a little cloud at times turning the sunshine hazier. During the afternoon, thickening cloud will push in from the north with some showery rain developing over Ulster and north Connacht towards evening. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees generally, cooler in all coastal areas. Winds will become northwesterly during the afternoon and increase moderate to fresh.

Turning cooler over the coming days as a northerly airflow develops with showery conditions.

It will become cloudier through the night on Monday with showers slowly extending southwards. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in light to moderate northwesterly winds, fresher on northern and western coasts.

Tuesday will bring a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers initially, mainly over the northern half of the country but becoming more widespread in the afternoon, heavy at times with the risk of an isolated thunderstorm

A cooler day than recent, with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh northerly winds, fresh to strong at times on Atlantic coasts.

Showers will ease in most areas overnight Tuesday, with some clear spells developing, but will continue over eastern counties, merging to longer spells of rain at times. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees in mostly moderate northeasterly winds.

Wednesday is expected to be a cool day with some sunny spells and well scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees generally in moderate to fresh northeasterly winds, easing in the afternoon.

Good clear spells with well scattered showers overnight, most frequent over Ulster and north Connacht. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with localised frost possible.

The outlook for Thursday is for sunny spells and scattered showers, with showers merging to longer spells of rain at times with a chance of some thundery falls. Cool again with highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in mainly light northwesterly breezes. Well scattered showers overnight and some frost will develop under clear skies with lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees.

Current indications for next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, suggest that daytime temperatures will recover slightly, though there will still be some localised frosts possible during the nights. There will be a good deal of dry weather but still with some showers on Friday and Saturday.

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