Mullaghmeen forest on the Westmeath/Cavan border. Photo: John Keogh

Drier weather on the way but cool and windy today

Weather update from Met Éireann

Gradually turning drier as the week progresses, though there will be light showers or patches of rain at times. After a cool start, it will turn milder later in the week.

That's the latest weather outlook from Met Éireann; while a yellow wind warning is in place today for neighbouring County Fermanagh.

Cool and windy today with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. Some showers will be heavy with the chance of hail and an isolated thunderstorm in the north and northwest this morning.

Showers will become more confined to the northern half of the country this evening. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees but feeling colder in fresh to strong and gusty northwest winds.

Tonight, many areas will be dry with clear spells, though well scattered showers will continue to spread from the northwest. Northwesterly winds will ease moderate early in the night with a few mist patches developing. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees.

Tomorrow will be breezy with long dry spells as scattered showers track southeastwards across the country through the day. A bright day with widespread sunny spells. Showers will largely die out in the evening. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh northwest winds.

A dry night Tuesday for many with clear spells, though there will be isolated showers. Quite cold with lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees in moderate northwest winds.

Becoming cloudier on Wednesday. Most places will be dry to start apart from isolated showers. However, patchy light rain and drizzle will spread from the northwest through the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees in light to moderate northwest winds.

Cloudy with lingering patches of light rain and drizzle easing overnight on Wednesday and a good deal of dry weather developing. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees in light northerly or variable winds.

Thursday is forecast to be another rather cloudy but mainly dry day with well scattered light showers. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in light northwesterly winds.

A cloudy start to Friday with scattered showers. Showers will die out as the day progresses with sunny spells developing, especially over the southern half of the country. Turning milder with highest temperatures of 11 degrees in the northwest to 16 degrees in the southeast in light to moderate northwest winds.

Milder and largely dry over the weekend, though it will remain dull and cloudy for many with the chance of isolated light showers.