Bright spells and showers throughout the day

Weather update from Met Éireann

Mist patches and a few bright spells in the far north at first. Otherwise this morning will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the west spreading across the country, reaching the northeast in the early afternoon. The rain will be followed by sunny spells and showers in the afternoon and early evening. Cool with highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds veering west, fresher at times on Atlantic coasts.

Tonight will bring clear spells and some further scattered showers with possible hail or thunder. It will turn chilly with lowest temperatures of zero to 5 degrees, with frost developing in places, in mostly light southwest or variable winds. Some mist and fog will form too, especially in northern areas.

A cold sunny start tomorrow for many on Friday, though some mist and fog patches in the north may linger awhile. Cloud will build from the southwest with rain following in the afternoon and evening, tracking northeastwards across the country. Highest temperatures of 6 to 11 degrees in mostly light southerly winds at first, backing southeasterly and strengthening with the rain.

On Friday night, after a wet and blustery start, the rain will clear northeastwards through the night with clear spells and squally showers following from the west as fresh to strong southeast winds veer south to southwest by morning moderating a bit. Lowest temperatures early in the night of 4 to 8 degrees, rising overnight to be in double figures by morning.

A breezy day Saturday with widespread heavy or thundery showers, merging to longer spells of rain at times. Highest afternoon temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees in fresh southwest winds, stronger near coasts.

On Saturday night showers will continue into the night with longer spells of rain in parts too. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in brisk southwest winds, very strong near some coasts.

Further showers or spells of showery rain are expected on Sunday. Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds at first, veering westerly through the afternoon with some brighter spells coming through. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees generally.

More rain or showers on Sunday night and Monday and a little cooler by then as the winds turn to the northwest, very strong and gusty in parts and especially near coasts.

Current indications suggest drier conditions for Tuesday and Wednesday as the winds ease.