"Taking time to reflect" at Ballyhoe lake close to Kingscourt. Photo: Geraldine Muldoon

Mainly dry day with hazy sunshine

Weather Update

Frost and patches of mist or fog early this morning. These will clear. Today will be mainly dry with hazy sunshine, according to the latest bulletin from Met Éireann.

It will become cloudier over Ulster with light rain or drizzle developing in the north towards evening and extending over Ulster and north Connacht by nightfall. Highest temperatures 14 to 17 degrees with light variable or northwest breezes.

Early tonight, light rain and drizzle over the northern half of the country will move southwards. Amounts will be very small. Showers will follow into the northwest and north overnight. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 8 degrees with light to moderate west to northwest breezes.

Tuesday will start mainly dry in Munster and Leinster with bright intervals. Scattered showers in Ulster and Connacht will extend southwards and become widespread in the afternoon, some heavy and of hail and a few possibly thundery. Cool with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees and moderate north to northwest breezes.

The outlooks for the coming days is for cooler conditions with mainly northerly winds. Sunshine and showers. Frost in many areas at night.

On Tuesday night, showers will continue in eastern parts of Leinster and Munster. It will be mainly dry elsewhere with some clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees with moderate northerly breezes.

The forecast for Wednesday is for a cool day with sunny spells and scattered showers, these mainly in Ulster, Leinster and north Connacht. Munster will be mainly dry. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees with moderate to fresh northeasterly winds. Wednesday night will be mainly dry with clear spells. There'll be some showers near north and east coasts. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with light northerly breezes,

Thursday will continue cool with sunshine and showers, some of hail and a few thundery. Highest temperatures of just 9 to 11 degrees with light northerly or variable breezes. Thursday night will be cold and mainly dry with clear spells and with frost in places. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees.

Friday is also expected be cool with sunny spells and with showers developing after a mainly dry start. Some of the showers will be heavy and of hail. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with light variable or northeast breezes. Friday night will be cold and mainly dry with clear spells and with frost developing. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees.

Looking ahead to Saturday and the weekend and it will bring sunny spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees with light breezes.

Current indications suggest that Sunday and the early days of next week will be milder and unsettled with spells of rain or showers spreading eastwards across the country.

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