Peek-a-boo! Photo taken by Siobhan O'Connor on the farm of Seamus Mc Kiernan, Belturbet.

Mostly dry today with sunny spells

Weather Update from Met Éireann

Mostly dry and cloudy early this morning. Many areas will stay dry for the day and occasional bright or sunny periods will develop, but it will stay quite cloudy in Connacht and Ulster with light rain or drizzle at times. Highest temperatures of 14 to 19 degrees in a light to moderate south to southwest breeze.

Mostly cloudy early tonight with patches of light rain or drizzle, most frequent in the northwest. It will become drier in most places overnight, with some clear spells developing, however light rain or drizzle is possible at times near the west and northwest coast. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees with light southerly or variable breezes allowing localised mist and fog patches to develop.

Most areas will be dry with sunny spells on Wednesday. However, it will be cloudier with scattered showers in the west and northwest. Highest temperatures of 15 to 21 degrees, warmest in the south and east, with a light to moderate south to southwest breeze.

Scattered showers will continue in the west and northwest overnight on Wednesday but other areas will be dry with clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees with a light southerly breeze.

Warm and dry with sunny spells across the south and east of the country are forecast for Thursday. Temperatures here reaching 18 to 22 degrees. Further to the northwest it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain and highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees. Light to moderate southerly breezes.

Dry with clear spells across the southern half of the country on Thursday night, but cloudy further north with scattered showers, especially in the northwest. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees with light to moderate southerly breezes.

Friday is promised dry, warm and sunny in Leinster and Munster. Cloudier and cooler in Connacht and Ulster, with scattered showers, mainly near northern and western coasts at first but extending further inland later in the day. Highest temperatures generally of 20 to 26 degrees, warmest in Leinster and Munster, but temperatures only reaching the mid-teens near the west and northwest coast. Light to moderate south to southwest winds, veering west to northwest later.

Cloud and isolated light rain will move southeastwards across the country on Friday night. Lowest temperatures of 9 to13 degrees in a light to moderate west to northwest wind.

Cloud and patchy light rain will clear from the south and southeast on Saturday morning. For the rest of the day there will be sunny spells and just a few showers in the west and northwest. Breezy with a moderate to fresh and blustery northwesterly wind. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees.

It looks like Sunday will be mostly dry with a moderate northwesterly wind. Best of the sunshine in the southeast with temperatures reaching the low twenties, but cooler and cloudier elsewhere.