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Sunny spells and scattered showers but largely dry

Weather Update

Largely dry and sunny this morning. The latest weather forecast Met Éireann says it will be mainly dry with cloud building during the day, mixed with sunny spells and just well scattered showers. Feeling cool in moderate to fresh northeasterly winds and highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.

Wednesday night will have a mix of long clear spells and scattered showers. Temperatures falling back to between -1 to +3 with a grass frost forming. Northerly winds will be light or near calm.

The pollen and solar UV index are both moderate for the next couple of days.

Thursday will be cool with widespread showers. Cloud will build through the morning as showers develop, mixed with bright spells. Some showers will likely be heavy and slow-moving during the afternoon, with a risk of hail and thundery downpours. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees, in light northerly or variable breezes.

A cool northerly airflow will dominate for the next few days with daytime showers. Drier and clearer at night with a risk of grass frost. Turning slightly milder with spells of rain early next week.

On Thursday night, showers will ease in the early parts of the night becoming lighter and more isolated with prolonged clear spells forming. Lowest temperatures generally of -1 to +3 degrees with a grass frost forming in places in light northerly breezes.

Largely dry and sunny to begin on Friday. Showers will break out during the day, some heavy in the afternoon, mixed with brighter intervals. Showers may be slow-moving with a risk of hail and thundery downpours. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in just light northerly winds or near calm conditions.

Lingering showers will die out on Friday night. It will become dry and mostly clear, where some mist or fog patches may form. Another cold night with lowest temperatures generally between -1 to +3 degrees and a grass frost developing again in light winds.

Saturday will be another cool and showery day. Any overnight mist or fog will quickly clear for a bright start. Cloud will increase through the day with showers developing. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with light northerly or variable winds. Becoming largely dry and clear overnight with a touch of grass frost possible. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with near calm winds.

Variable cloud amounts with some bright or sunny spells and further showers are predicted for Sunday. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees with light westerly or variable breezes. Sunday night will be a milder night for many with cloud likely thickening from the west, however colder conditions may persist further north and east with a touch of frost possible there.

Current indications suggest the Bank Holiday Monday will be overcast and quite breezy, possibly windy in parts, with a spell of rain spreading from the west to all areas.

The further outlook is for continuing unsettled conditions with rain or showers, and temperatures likely remaining a little below average.

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