Drumlane Abbey and Round Tower. Photo: Oliver Gargan

Dull start to the day but sunny spells later

Weather Update from Met Éireann

A dull start today with a few patches of drizzle and mist. However, it will brighten up and become mostly dry as the day goes on with sunny spells developing and just isolated showers. Feeling warm in the sunshine with highest temperatures of 17 to 22 degrees, warmest away from the northwest, in a light westerly or variable breeze.

Tonight will be largely dry with clear spells. However, cloud will build from the west overnight with patchy light rain and drizzle developing along west and northwest coasts towards morning. Lowest temperatures 9 to 13 degrees, with a few patches of mist developing in a light westerly or variable breeze.

Tomorrow morning will start generally cloudy with some patchy light rain and drizzle, mainly in the west and northwest. It will become drier and brighter during the afternoon and evening, with sunny spells breaking through. Highest temperatures of 17 to 23 degrees, possibly touching 24 degrees in the best of the sunshine in the southeast, in a light to moderate southwesterly breeze.

A cloudy night on Thursday with patchy rain and drizzle, turning more persistent in the west and southwest towards morning. Mild with temperatures not falling below 10 to 14 degrees in a light westerly or variable breeze.

Becoming cooler and more unsettled from Friday onwards, with outbreaks of rain and heavy showers at times.

Friday is forecast a dull and wet day with outbreaks of showery rain spreading across the country from the west, turning heavy at times. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds.

A mix of clear spells and scattered showers on Friday night, some showers possibly turning heavy. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.

A rather cloudy and breezy day is expected Saturday with widespread showers, some turning heavy. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty southerly winds.

A mix of sunny spells and widespread showers on Sunday. Showers will turn heavy and potentially thundery through the afternoon and evening. Another rather breezy day in moderate to fresh southerly winds. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees.

Early next week: Staying generally unsettled as low pressure dominates our weather, bringing showers or longer spells of rain at times.