After sunset at Mullagh Lake. Photo: Roisin Smyth

Settled weather but cold by night

Weather Update from Met Éireann

Overall settled weather conditions over the coming days with high pressure dominating. Cold by night though with frost and possible fog; some patchy drizzle at times too, mainly closer to the Atlantic.

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will affect Atlantic counties early on Tuesday morning with drier and brighter conditions in the east. The rain and drizzle will move eastwards through the afternoon and evening, whilst becoming light and patchy. Milder than recent days with top temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees, in a moderate south to southwest breeze.

Patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle will occur tonight with some mist and fog in parts too. Turning cooler later with lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees, in light to moderate west to northwest breezes.

Any lingering light rain will quickly clear during Wednesday morning, leaving a largely dry day with just isolated light showers. Cloudy overall but occasional sunny spells will develop with the best chance of these across the south and east. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees, in a light to moderate northwesterly breeze.

Dry, cold and frosty on Wednesday night with long clear spells, especially across the south and east. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees generally, but a little less cold in the west and northwest in just light northwest breezes.

Another largely dry day on Thursday with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, brightest across the south and east. Highest temperatures will range a seasonal 6 to 9 degrees in a light northwesterly breeze.

On Thursday night, patchy drizzle will move in across west and northwest counties, otherwise continuing dry with broken cloud. Some frost will set in where clear skies persist, along with possible mist and fog. Cold with lowest temperatures of -1 to 3 degrees.

Friday is expected to be a dry day with sunny spells and light variable breezes. Low cloud may persist along the Atlantic coast however. Highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees.

Looking ahead to the weekend and high pressure will stay in place over the weekend, bringing plenty of dry and settled weather. However, patchy drizzle will affect southern and western counties, mainly closer to the coast.