Changeable and unsettled weather

Weather update from Met Éireann

Changeable and rather unsettled weather expected. That's the latest weather outlook from Met Éireann for the next few days.

A cold start today, with sunny spells for most. There'll be a few showers about but most areas will hold dry. During the evening, cloud will thicken from the west with rain developing on the southwest coast later on. Maximum afternoon temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with just a moderate northwest breeze.

Rain will push in across Munster and parts of south Connacht on Saturday night, spreading into parts of south Leinster towards the end of the night. It looks set to be mainly dry elsewhere with just the odd shower possible. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees across central and northern areas with a touch of frost possible, but ranging 4 to 7 degrees further south. A moderate southeast breeze will develop overnight.

A mostly cloudy day on Sunday with outbreaks of rain and drizzle affecting the southern half of the country for a time. Mostly dry over northern parts with just a few showers. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees with a fresh northerly breeze developing during the day.

Mostly cloudy at first on Sunday night with scattered showers, some of hail. Long clear spells developing later in the night and turning cold with frost and ice developing in places. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees in moderate northerly winds.

Frost and ice will clear on Monday to leave a mostly fine day with plenty of sunshine and just a few isolated showers. Maximum temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate northerly breezes. Cold early on Monday night with a touch of frost likely, especially in eastern areas. However, cloud will build from the west overnight and rain will develop in Atlantic coastal counties before dawn on Tuesday. Lowest temperatures of -2 to + 3 degrees, occurring early in the night with moderate southerly breezes developing, increasing strong on Atlantic coasts later.

Rain will extend eastwards across the country on Tuesday morning. A clearance to sunny spells and a few showers will follow for the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees with fresh southwest winds, veering northwesterly during the day. Mostly dry on Tuesday night with mostly clear skies. Turning rather cold with some frost possible as lowest temperatures range from -1 to +4 degrees with light breezes, coldest in the east.

Rain will develop in the southwest on Wednesday morning, spreading northeastwards across the country during the afternoon. Maximum temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees with fresh southerly winds. A further spell of rain will move in from the Atlantic on Wednesday night, with some heavy falls likely. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with strong southerly winds, veering westerly later in the night.

It looks set to be a wet start on Thursday with outbreaks of rain clearing into the Irish Sea during the morning. Sunny spells and blustery showers will follow from the Atlantic, some turning wintry. Maximum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in fresh and gusty westerly winds.