Sunny spells and scattered showers persist
Scattered showers will continue to affect the south and west this morning, drier with sunny spells elsewhere. Further scattered showers will develop through the middle of the day, heaviest in Leinster and east Munster through the afternoon with the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. The best of the drier spells will be in the west. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in light to moderate westerly breezes.
Scattered showers in the west and northwest overnight, mostly dry and with good clear spells elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees however they may drop lower locally in Leinster under good clear spells. Some mist patches developing in light southerly or variables breezes.
Becoming wet and windy on Wednesday night into Thursday before clearing to a cool showery west to northwest airflow for Friday and Saturday.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) will bring showery outbreaks of rain in Connacht and Ulster during the morning with sunny spells and isolated showers elsewhere. Parts of the midlands and east may remain mostly dry throughout. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in moderate to occasionally fresh westerly winds.
Rain will spread from the southwest on Wednesday night to all areas by morning. Light southerly or variable winds will become southeasterly and strengthen moderate to fresh and gusty with the arrival of the rain. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.
Thursday is set to be wet and windy with showery rain accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds as gales develop along southern coasts. The showery rain will turn heavy and persistent at times. Some parts of the midlands and north may see the winds fall moderate cyclonic variable for a time later in the day. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees
Remaining mostly cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain continuing on Thursday night as the winds veer west to northwesterly becoming moderate to fresh, and gusty across the country. Remaining milder however with lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees.
Friday will be a cool, blustery day with scattered showers most frequent in the south and east where some will be heavy or possibly thundery at times. Coolest in the northwest with highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty northwesterly winds.
Showers will clear the southeast early on Friday night with good clear spells developing over much of the country, leaving just the risk of an isolated shower along northern and northwestern coasts in mostly moderate northwesterly winds. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.
Sunny spells and scattered showers are promised on Saturday. Feeling cool in mostly moderate northwesterly winds and highest temperatures of just 10 to 13 degrees.
Current indications suggest it will remain cool with a band of rain to cross the country from the west on Sunday followed by scattered blustery showers for the early days of next week.