After the fog rises, a November morning in Oldcastle. Photo: Roisin Smyth

Dull and breezy day with light rain and drizzle

Weather update from Met Éireann

High pressure will dominate for Friday and the weekend bringing mainly dry and bright weather. Turning cold too as a northerly airflow is established, with widespread frost by night.

That's the latest weather outlook from Met Éireann.

Today will be a dull and breezy day with scattered patches of light rain and drizzle, most frequent in the northwest. However, some southern parts will stay dry. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds, strong at times in the north and northwest.

A cloudy night tonight with further patchy light rain and drizzle, most frequent in Connacht and Ulster with longer dry spells elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds, strong in the north and northwest.

Tomorrow will be another breezy and cloudy day, though there will be occasional sunny breaks in the south and southeast. Patchy light rain and drizzle will mainly affect Connacht and Ulster in the morning before spreading further southwards through the day, with drier weather following in the north. Moderate to fresh westerly winds will be strong in Ulster during the morning. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.

A cloudy start to Thursday night over the southern half of the country with continued patchy rain and drizzle. Drier, clearer weather further north will spread across the country overnight, though the rain and cloud will linger in the southwest. Turning cool as the rain clears with lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees in a light to moderate northwest breeze.

Cool and bright on Friday with largely dry weather and sunny spells. However, it will be cloudier for a time in the southwest with the chance of patchy drizzle. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in light to moderate northerly winds.

A cold night on Friday with widespread frost and icy patches. Dry with long clear spells, though some mist and fog will develop. Lowest temperatures dipping to between -2 and +2 degrees in light northwesterly winds.

Saturday is expected a cold, dry and bright day. Frost and fog will slowly clear through the morning with sunny spells developing. Afternoon temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in light northwesterly or variable winds.

Staying cold and dry overnight Saturday with clear spells. Widespread frost will set in once again with mist and fog in places. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees in light variable winds.

A generally dry and cool day is forecast for Sunday with sunny spells. It will turn cloudier over the western half of the country with patchy drizzle possible later. Afternoon temperatures of just 4 to 8 degrees in light southerly or variable winds.

Current indications suggest that the early days of next week will turn cloudier with rain and drizzle at times. Temperatures will recover slightly also.