Dry and bright morning, some drizzle later

Weather update from Met Éireann

While high pressure will continue to be the main influence over our weather bringing broadly benign conditions in the outlook period, its dominance will wax and wane so occasional rain or showers will occur at times. Precipitation amounts will be relatively low, however, and temperatures look likely to trend mostly near to slightly above average for the time of year.

That's the latest weather update from the national weather forecaster.

Most places dry and bright at first today, Thursday, with sunny spells. Becoming mostly cloudy in the west later this morning, with patchy rain and drizzle developing, gradually transferring eastwards over the country through this afternoon and evening. Brightening up in the west later today. Top temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees, generally, but cooler locally in the Atlantic coastal fringes. Light to moderate west to southwest breezes.

Dry in most areas tonight with clear spells and just isolated light showers. Any lingering rain in the east will clear early tonight. A few patches of mist and fog will form in the light westerly breezes. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees.

Mostly dry tomorrow, Friday, with a mix of cloud and spells of hazy sunshine. Isolated light showers possible in the west. Highs of 16 to 19 degrees Celsius in light northerly or variable breezes.

Cloud will thicken countrywide on Friday night with patchy rain extending from the Atlantic. Lows of 8 to 11 degrees in light variable breezes.

Saturday is expected often cloudy and damp with patchy rain and drizzle and mist patches too. Highs of 14 to 18 degrees in light southwest or variable breezes.

Patchy rain and drizzle will continue on Saturday night, especially in the west and northwest. Drier and clearer intervals will develop overnight in the east and southeast. Lows of 8 to 12 degrees in light variable breezes.

Mostly cloudy on Sunday with patchy rain and drizzle at first, breaking up into sunny spells and showers during the afternoon and evening. Top temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees generally but a little cooler in the northwest in light northerly or variable breezes.

Scattered showers look likely to continue through Sunday night but there will be some dry and clear intervals too. Light northwest or variable breezes. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees.

Sunny spells and showers on Monday, clearing most places in the evening. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees in light to moderate northwest breezes.