Mostly dry day with good sunny spells
Mainly dry and settled conditions persisting over the coming days but with a fair amount of cloud. That's the latest outlook from Met Eireann.
This morning will be bright, cold and frosty in many places along with a few showers in parts of the northeast. The frost will clear to leave a mostly dry day with good sunny spells. Cloud will gradually spread from the northwest through the day with the odd spot of drizzle following, and with the best of the remaining sunshine across the southern half of the country. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees with light northwest or variable breezes.
Largely dry and cloudy tonight with a little drizzle in the north. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees but dipping down to -2 degrees in parts of Munster and south Leinster with frost developing under clearer skies. Light westerly or variable breezes will allow some mist and fog patches to form, especially in the southwest.
Tomorrow (Friday) will be largely dry with mist and fog clearing through the morning. There will be a good deal of cloud over much of the country with just some patchy drizzle at times on western and northwestern coasts. The best of any sunny spells will be in along southern parts. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in light, occasionally moderate, southwesterly breezes.
Predominately dry and cloudy overnight on Friday with mostly light southwesterly breezes. Patchy drizzle will affect some northern and Atlantic coasts. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees generally but it will dip down to 0 or -1 degrees in southern parts with some clear spells.
Continuing largely dry albeit cloudy on Saturday with patches of drizzle along Atlantic coasts. The best of any sunny spells will be in the southeast. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes. Overnight, more persistent drizzle may develop along southern and western coasts. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 6 degrees generally but a little colder over parts of Leinster, in light to moderate south to southwest breezes, becoming fresher on western and northwestern coasts.
Sunday is forecast to be another dry and cloudy day for most just occasional bright spells developing but with some patchy drizzle occurring on Atlantic and southern coastal areas. Moderate southwesterly winds, fresher in the west and northwest will ease during the day. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in light to moderate south to southwest breezes. During the evening, a band of light rain will push into the northwest, becoming patchier as it moves further south during the night. Lowest temperatures generally of 1 to 5 degrees in light variable breezes with mist and fog patches forming.
Monday is promised a brighter day than previous days with a mix of cloud and sunny spells along with patchy light rain and drizzle. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in light breezes.
Further outlook: High pressure is indicated to continue dominating our weather bringing predominately dry conditions though there will be some light rain or drizzle at times. Turning slightly milder as well with highest temperatures generally ranging between 8 and 11 degrees.