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Dry, mild day but mostly cloudy

Weather Update

Generally staying settled with a good deal of dry weather, especially in the south and east. Temperatures remaining above normal.

A few bright or sunny spells today, but mostly cloudy and rather misty in general with some fog patches, which will be slow to clear. Dry though for most, apart from a little patchy light rain and drizzle, but with more persistent rain moving into the northwest this evening. It will be a mild day with temperatures reaching 13 to 16 degrees, in light to moderate south to southwest winds.

Tonight will start cloudy and misty with patches of light rain, drizzle and fog. Outbreaks of rain in the northwest will move southeastwards across the country overnight and will be followed by drier, clearer and cooler conditions. Lowest temperatures will range between 5 and 11 degrees, mildest in the southeast where cloud will remain. Light to moderate south to southwest winds will turn west to northwest after the rain.

Cloud and outbreaks of rain will clear from the east and southeast on Monday morning, leaving a largely dry day with sunny spells and isolated showers. Cloud will increase in the west and north during the evening. Highest temperatures will range between 10 and 13 degrees and winds will be light to moderate, west to northwest becoming southwesterly through the evening.

Monday night: Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle near west and northwest coasts. Fresh southerly winds will develop along the west coast overnight, but otherwise winds will be light. Lowest temperatures will range between 4 and 10 degrees, mildest in the west.

Tuesday morning will start cloudy with patchy drizzle in the west and northwest. More persistent rain or drizzle will develop here through the morning and will move eastwards across the country during the afternoon. However, the southeast should see a lot of dry weather. The rain will be followed by sunny spells and scattered showers, mainly in northern areas. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees with moderate southerly to westerly winds, fresh at times around the coast.

Tuesday night will be mostly dry with occasional clear spells, but there will be scattered showers in Ulster and north Connacht. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees with moderate west to southwest winds, fresh along northern and western coasts.

Wednesday will be quite cloudy in general, with the best of any sunny spells in the east. It will be mostly dry though, with just a few showers in the north and northwest. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees with light to moderate westerly winds.

Mostly cloudy on Wednesday night with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle in the west and north but overall a fair amount of dry weather. Turning milder overnight, with the minimum temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees occurring early on. Light to moderate southwesterly winds.

Thursday is promised mild with a good deal of dry weather, just isolated light rain or drizzle. Highest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes.

Further Outlook for Friday and the weekend: Staying mild on Friday but a band of rain is forecast to move southeastwards over the country later Friday and on Friday night. Turning slightly cooler for the weekend, but plenty of dry and bright weather is expected.