Today's weather

Largely dry this morning with good sunny spells and isolated showers with any lingering mist clearing away soon. Cloud will tend to build with scattered showers developing through the day. Cool, with highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees, coolest in the northwest, in just light westerly breezes.

Some further well scattered showers early tonight. However, rain will move in off the Atlantic with very heavy and possibly thundery falls later, especially across Connacht and Ulster, leading to spot flooding. Southerly breezes will gradually strengthen overnight too, reaching gale force along coastal areas of the south and west. Lowest temperatures will range 2 to 5 degrees.

A wet and windy start to Bank Holiday Monday with further heavy spells of rain leading to spot flooding. Fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds will back westerly with some damaging gusts through the day. Winds will continue to reach gale force along coastal areas of the southeast, southwest and west. In the afternoon, rain will break up into showers with some sunny spells developing, but with local hail too. Highest temperatures will range 10 to 12 degrees.

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