Killykeen Forest Park. Photo: Mary McKeever

Cool and blustery weather over the weekend

Weather update from Met Éireann

Turning cool and blustery with some outbreaks of showery rain over the weekend.

That's according to the latest weather bulletin from Met Éireann.

Any mist or fog will clear to give a cool but mostly dry start to the day with bright spells of autumn sunshine. Whilst it will be mostly dry, scattered showers will move down across the country through the course of the day, some turning heavy across east and southeast counties later. Feeling fresh with highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in mostly moderate northwest breezes.

Largely dry and clear tonight outside of a few showers. Chilly with lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees in light northwest winds. Some mist or shallow fog patches will set in later.

Well scattered showers will occur tomorrow Saturday, but for the main it will be a dry day with sunny spells. Another fresh day with highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees in a light to moderate northerly breeze.

Mostly dry on Saturday night with increasing cloud feeding in a few showers into northern and western coasts by morning. Lows of 3 to 8 degrees, in just light northwest breezes, coldest across the east and southeast.

Sunday is expected a cloudier day with well scattered showers. Rather cool with highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees. Turning breezy later in the day with moderate to fresh westerly winds developing, accompanied by spells of rain during Sunday evening or early Sunday night. Overnight lows of 8 to 11 degrees with brisk west to northwest winds.

Rather windy on Monday with scattered blustery showers - some sunny intervals too though. Feeling cool with highs of 11 to 16 degrees (north to south) in a brisk northwest wind.

Tuesday is expected generally dry with sunny spells and moderate northwest winds. However, some rain will likely arrive into the southwest later with a few showers clipping northern coasts. Another cool day with highs of 11 to 16 degrees.

FURTHER OUTLOOK: Temperatures remaining a little lower than the seasonal norm with mixed or unsettled weather following later in the week.