Another largely dry day but colder conditions next week
The overview for the coming days says it will be colder than recently with temperatures close to or a little below the seasonal average but a lot of dry weather for a time for many. Met Éireann says it's likely to turn even colder later in the week with windy and unsettled wintry conditions possible.
Today will be largely dry and cloudy, with just occasional bright or sunny spells. A few patches of rain or drizzle will occur, mainly affecting southern and western coastal areas and hills. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate southwest winds, fresher near the north and northwest coast.
Generally cloudy tonight with a few patches of drizzle or mist and just a few clear spells. Minimum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in light or moderate southwest winds. Towards morning, rain will develop in the northwest with the winds freshening.
Saturday will start rather cloudy but dry in most areas. A band of rain will move southeastwards across the country during the morning and afternoon followed by clearer colder conditions with a few scattered showers. Moderate westerly winds will veer northwest during the day and increase fresh and blustery. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees but turning colder later in the day.
Cold and rather breezy on Saturday night with showers affecting western and northern coastal counties, some with hail. Elsewhere, it will be mainly dry with long clear spells. Minimum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in moderate to fresh northwest winds.
Sunday looks set to be a cold and blustery day with sunny spells and some showers. The showers mainly affecting coastal districts of the west and north, perhaps a few drifting in along Irish Sea coasts. Some of the showers will be of hail. Maximum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in brisk northerly winds.
Cold and mainly dry on Sunday night with long clear spells. Frost is expected to form widely across the country with lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees as northerly winds becoming light.
A cold and crisp start on Monday with frost clearing during the morning to leave a dry and bright day for most with spells of sunshine. However, a few showers will affect parts of Ulster. Maximum temperatures will range from around 6 to 9 degrees in light northwest winds.
A cold night on Monday night with frost and some fog patches. However, frost will clear from northern counties later as cloud thickens bringing a few patches of light rain or drizzle there. Minimum temperatures of 0 to +5 degrees.
Tuesday will be a mainly dry day with a good deal of cloud and a few patches of drizzle, especially near the north coast. Some brighter spells in southern parts. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in a light to moderate west to northwest breeze. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees overnight with some drizzle in the west and north,
Current indications suggest that Wednesday will start mostly dry but with a spell of rain spreading from the northwest later. Following this turning colder with possibly unsettled, windy and wintry conditions.