Lisinigan, Drung, Co Cavan at 5:50am looking down on Ballinallen Bridge with steam rising of Annalee River. Photo: Mary Ruddy

Good sunny spells but showers in the afternoon

Weather Update

Good sunny spells in most areas this morning with just the risk of an isolated shower. However, the latest weather bulletin from Met Éireann warns showers will increase through the late morning, becoming heaviest and most frequent in Munster and south Leinster this afternoon with the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in light to moderate northeast or variable breezes.

Showers will become isolated overnight with good clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees with a touch of frost and some mist patches developing as light variable winds fall calm locally.

Mist and fog will clear to sunny spells early Saturday before giving way to scattered showers once again as the day progresses, heaviest and most frequent over Munster. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in light variable breezes.

Scattered day time showers continuing on Saturday with frost returning Saturday night, however cloud increasing from the west Sunday will bring wet and windy weather Sunday night and on Monday. A clearance to scattered blustery showers will follow Monday evening with a cool showery northwesterly airflow persisting through at least the middle of the week.

Saturday night is promised mostly dry and clear with just some passing cloud. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +4 degrees in light northerly or variable breezes with a patchy frost and mist in places.

Hazy sunshine on Sunday morning, however cloud will increasing through the day. Some patchy drizzle may develop especially over higher ground in Ulster. Highest temperatures again of 9 to 13 degrees coolest in the northwest in light westerly or variable breezes falling calm at times.

On Sunday night, rain will spread from the west early in the night extending to all areas as winds back southerly and increase moderate to fresh and gusty, turning strong to near gale along exposed coasts. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 7 degrees, coldest in the Ulster.

Bank Holiday Monday: A wet and blustery start with widespread rain and fresh to strong southwesterly winds reaching near gale force along southern coasts. The rain will clear to showers from the west during the afternoon and evening as strong and gusty winds veer to the northwest with gales for a time along western coasts. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.

Monday night will bring scattered blustery showers in fresh to strong and gusty northwest veering northerly winds early in the night. Become mostly dry and clear later in the night as northerly winds moderate. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.

Showers will develop on Tuesday in raw moderate to fresh northwesterly wind, scattered blustery showers will develop, becoming most frequent in the northwest with a slight risk of hail. Highest temperatures struggling to get to 8 to 12 degrees, coolest in the northwest.

Tuesday night: Scattered showers will continue along northern and western coasts with an increasing risk of hail, however it will become dry and mostly clear elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees as winds back westerly and ease mostly light to moderate.

Looking ahead to Wednesday and it should be another cool day with scattered showers most frequent and heaviest in Ulster with the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees, coolest in the northwest as light winds veer northwesterly and increase mostly moderate once again.

Further Outlook: Scattered showers some heavy with the risk of hail look to continue in the persistent cool northerly airflow through the end of the week with the unseasonably cold air maintaining a risk of frost at night.

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