Beautiful September Morning in Cross. Photo: Roisin Smyth

Long spell of Autumn sunshine this afternoon

Weather update from Met Éireann

Mostly dry today apart from the odd light shower. There will be long spells of autumn sunshine and just a partial build-up of cloud during the afternoon. After a chilly start, afternoon temperatures will range from around 14 to 17 degrees in moderate northwest breezes.

Dry at first early tonight, but cloud will thicken from the west and rain will spread to Atlantic coastal counties before midnight. The rain will sweep eastwards across the country overnight, turning heavy and persistent with the possibility of localised flooding. The rain will be accompanied by strengthening southerly winds with gales developing at the coast. Lowest temperatures early in the night of 6 to 10 degrees but turning milder later.

Wet and windy on Friday morning with outbreaks of rain along with some squally downpours. Rain will clear eastwards into the Irish Sea in the afternoon with sunny spells and showers following from the west. Maximum temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees in strong and gusty southerly winds which will veer westerly.

Breezy overnight on Friday with clear spells and fairly widespread showers, some heavy with thunder in Atlantic coastal counties. Minimum temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.

Changeable over the weekend with rain or showers at times along with blustery winds.

A bright day for many on Saturday with a mix of sunshine and showers. However, it will be cloudier in southern coastal counties with the possibility of some rain for a time towards evening. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest to west winds. On Saturday night, any rain in southern coastal areas will clear to leave much of the country dry apart from a few showers in the north. Minimum temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in moderate westerly breezes.

It looks set to be a predominantly dry day on Sunday with sunny spells and just a few showers. Top temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in a moderate westerly breeze. Staying mainly dry on Sunday night with some clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees with light southerly breezes.

Becoming mostly cloudy on Monday morning with scattered outbreaks of rain or drizzle. By afternoon, more persistent rain will develop across the west and north of the country. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees in freshening southerly winds.

It looks set to be damp and breezy on Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain or drizzle. Very mild and humid with highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees in fresh and gusty southerly winds.