Winter sun at Cavan Burren Park.

More settled weather on the way

A largely settled spell of weather for the rest of the week with only small amounts of rain or drizzle and high pressure dominating. The latest bulletin from Met Éireann says temperatures will be close to normal in general but a little on the cold side in the east. There'll be some frost and fog forming under cloud breaks by night.

Scattered showers will continue this afternoon over Ulster. Light rain and drizzle over much of Munster will continue to slowly spread northeastwards through the day, reaching eastern parts later in the evening. Highest afternoon temperatures will range between 6 and 9 degrees in mostly moderate westerly winds.

Tonight will be a generally cloudy night with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees generally, occurring early in the night. Milder conditions in the southwest will spread across the country through the night as light southerly winds veer southwesterly and increase moderate.

Mild, damp and mostly cloudy tomorrow (Monday) with patchy rain and drizzle but there will good dry periods too. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in mostly moderate southwesterly winds, veering westerly later. Later in the afternoon, cooler and clearer conditions will develop in the west.

Patchy rain will clear southeastwards early on Monday night and it will become mainly dry and cold with clear spells. In light southwest or variable breezes some mist and fog patches will form along with a touch of frost. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees.

A bright and largely dry day on Tuesday with long spells of sunshine and just a little patchy drizzle along southern coasts and isolated light showers in the northwest. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in light southwesterly winds, fresher near to the northwest coast.

Tuesday night will be a dry night with long clear spells, allowing lowest temperatures to fall to between -1 and +3 degrees with frost developing in places in mostly light winds. Some mist and fog patches forming also.

Staying mostly dry into Wednesday with spells of sunshine once the early mist and fog clears. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees, mildest in the west and southwest, in light to moderate southwesterly or variable winds.

Thursday and Friday look to be mainly dry days though a little drizzle is possible at times on Atlantic coasts. Cloud cover will vary and winds will be generally light southerly or variable. Highest temperatures will range from 5 or 6 degrees in the east and northeast to a milder 8 or 9 degrees further west. Nights will be cold with some frost and dense fog patches forming.