Mainly dry, bright mild December day

Weather update from Met Éireann

Today will be mainly dry with a mix of cloudy periods and sunny spells. A few light showers may develop along east and south coasts. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees with light east to southeast breezes.

Tonight will be largely dry with clear spells and some patches of mist or fog developing. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees.

Saturday will be mainly dry. Some bright spells during the morning, but becoming mostly cloudy with some drizzle or light showers possible through the afternoon and evening. Cold with highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees and light easterly breezes.

On Saturday night, lingering rain or drizzle in the west will clear westwards with clear spells developing and some showers in the east. Patches of frost may form with lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees.

Sunday will be a cold, breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers spreading westwards. They will be most frequent over the eastern half of the country. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with moderate east to northeast breezes. Showers will continue overnight, with the longest clear spells in the west. A cold night with a touch of frost in lows of 0 to 4 degrees.

Cool with a showery easterly airflow early in the week. Indications of colder weather form Wednesday onwards.

Monday is expected mostly cloudy with further showers and possibly longer spells of rain in the east and south. The best of any bright or sunny spells will be in the west. A chilly day with highs of 5 to 8 degrees with light to moderate east or northeast winds.

Tuesday will continue cold with sunny spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees with light to moderate northerly winds. Frost will develop on Tuesday night.

Current indications suggest that it will become colder from Wednesday onwards with a northerly airflow and with showers possibly turning more wintry at times.