Frosty Sunset at Mullagh Lake. Photo: Roisin Smyth

Getting warmer but amid wet and windy weather

Weather update from Met Éireann

Milder but more unsettled with wet and windy weather at times. That's the latest from the national weather forecaster.

A cold and frosty morning with icy stretches. Becoming generally dry and sunny though as any remaining showers in Ulster die out. Turning cloudier from the west later in the afternoon and evening with southwesterly winds increasing moderate to fresh. Quite cold with highest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees.

Cloudy tonight with rain developing in the west early on and spreading eastwards across the country overnight. After a cold start, it will turn milder with the rain as temperatures rise to between 4 and 7 degrees overnight. Becoming blustery too with southerly winds increasing fresh to strong.

Saturday will be a much milder day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Some dry spells will develop in the afternoon but a more persistent spell of rain will spread from the west again tomorrow evening. Noticeably windier with fresh to strong southerly winds and highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees.

A wet start to Saturday night with widespread rain, clearing eastwards to scattered showers and clear spells overnight. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees with winds easing moderate southwesterly.

Becoming wet and windy on Sunday with heavy rain spreading from the southwest and strong to near gale force and gusty southerly winds developing. Gales developing on some coasts also. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.

Very windy and wet Sunday night with very strong and gusty southwest winds and gales on coasts. Widespread heavy showers will gradually become more scattered overnight as winds veer westerly. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees.

Monday is expected to be a blustery day with fresh and gusty westerly winds. Much brighter with sunny spells and scattered showers, some heavy with a chance of hail. Highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees.

Cloudy on Tuesday with widespread rain gradually clearing eastwards to scattered showers later. Staying blustery with fresh and gusty southwest winds. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees.

Further outlook: Current indications suggest that there will be a brief spell of drier weather on Wednesday but it will remain unsettled for the rest of the week with further rain and breezy conditions.