Sun burst over Mullagh Hill. Photo: Roisin Smyth

Mild day with light rain or drizzle

Weather Update from Met Éireann

Gradually becoming more settled in the week as a ridge of high pressure influences our weather as we move towards midweek. That's according to the latest bulletin from Met Éireann.

A rather misty and damp morning with patchy outbreaks of light rain or drizzle. Staying cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle for much of the day but it will feel mild with highs of 10 to 13 degrees. Turning cooler and clearer later this afternoon in the west and northwest, as moderate southwest winds turn westerly.

Lingering patchy rain will largely clear early tonight as fresh and clear conditions extend from the west. Easing winds will allow some mist patches to form before temperatures dip down to between -1 and +3 degrees overnight, leading to a touch of frost over the northern half of the country. Staying a little milder and cloudier in southern areas with patchy drizzle.

A largely bright and sunny day tomorrow, Tuesday, with long spells of sunshine. Cloudier conditions with just the odd bit of drizzle along the south coast will clear later in the morning. There may be isolated showers on northwestern fringes later. Southwest winds will generally stay light too with highs of around 7 to 10 degrees.

A dry night on Tuesday with long clear spells and light winds too. This will allow temperatures to drop to -1 to 3 degrees so there will be a touch of frost mainly in the south. Some mist and fog patches also.

Wednesday is promised another dry and bright day with long clear spells and plenty of afternoon sunshine. There will be the odd shower or two along Atlantic coastal fringes where it will be a little cloudier too. Highs of 7 to 10 degrees and light winds.

Staying clear and dry for most in the evening on Wednesday with light winds. Temperatures will drop to around 1 to 4 degrees with patches of mist or fog forming for southern areas overnight.

Some of that mist or fog will be slow to clear Thursday morning. It will become a little cloudier in the afternoon as winds become more southerly. There will be an isolated shower or two for coastal areas with highs of around 6 to 9 degrees.

A cloudy night Thursday with a few showers lingering in the predominantly southerly flow. The extra cloud cover will make it a little milder than previous nights with lows of around 4 to 8 degrees. Some mist and fog patches also.

Friday is expected to be a more settled day with some scattered cloud and a few showers. Highs of around 6 to 9 degrees and light winds.

Outlook for the weekend: Generally settled weather is on the way for Saturday and Sunday with just the odd shower about the coasts.