Cool and unsettled weather this weekend
Cool and unsettled into early next week, but with tentative signs of settled weather from midweek, is the latest weather summary from Met Éireann.
Cloudy today with showery outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, especially across Munster and Leinster. However, it will gradually brighten up from the north through the afternoon and evening, with drier conditions extending southwards. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees Celsius, in mostly moderate or fresh north to northwest winds, stronger in some coastal parts.
Scattered showers will become isolated tonight and mainly confined to western and northern coasts. Long clear spells will develop allowing temperatures to dip to between 1 to 5 degrees Celsius in moderating northwest breezes.
Tomorrow (Saturday) will bring a dry and sunny start for much of the country in the morning with scattered showers mainly affected the west and northwest. The showers will spread more countrywide through the day, interspersed with some sunny spells. Another relatively cool day with highs of just 10 to 13 degrees Celsius, in mostly moderate westerly breezes.
Saturday night will be generally dry at first with cloud increasing from the west ahead of a band of rain which will move in off the Atlantic overnight. Lows of 3 to 6 degrees Celsius. Light westerly winds backing southerly and moderating overnight.
On Sunday, a band of rain will sweep in across the country during the morning, clearing into the Irish Sea into the afternoon. Whilst it will brighten up, scattered heavy showers will follow bringing the risk of spot flooding, lightning and hail. Staying cool with highs of only 10 to 13 degrees Celsius. Breezy at first in fresh southerly winds, veering westerly and moderating.
Scattered showers continuing overnight Sunday with some clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees with light to moderate southerly winds veering northwesterly.
Another mixed day of sunny spells and scattered showers is forecast for Monday with some showers heavy through the afternoon. Highs of 11 to 13 degrees in moderate north to northwest winds. Mainly dry overnight with showers becoming confined to western and northern shores. Lows of 4 to 7 degrees in light breezes.
Tuesday will bring sunny spells and scattered showers, although the showers will be lighter than previous days, Highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees Celsius in moderate, occasionally fresh northwest breezes. Dry overnight with long clear spell and lows of 4 to 7 degrees in light northwest breezes.
Current indications for Wednesday are for a lot of dry weather although there will be a lot of cloud around with a few light showers across Ulster and north Leinster. Highest temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees in light northwest breezes.