Mostly dry day with mix of cloud, sunny spells and showers

Weather update from Met Éireann

Weather conditions are returning to normal this morning following the passing of Storm Jocelyn.

A mixed picture with driest conditions away from the West and Northwest. That's the latest weather outlook from Met Éireann.

Generally dry today with a mix of cloud, sunny spells and scattered showers, mainly over the northern half of the country. Brisk westerly winds this morning in the north, light to moderate elsewhere but easing light southerly through the day. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees. Becoming cloudier in the southwest this evening, with patchy rain and drizzle developing.

Dry in many areas at first tonight but cloud, rain and drizzle will continue move in from the southwest bringing dull and misty conditions. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 7 degrees, coolest early on in Ulster with some frost possible. Light to moderate southerly winds will freshen later.

Thursday will be dull and breezy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, some heavy bursts to begin across Atlantic counties. Low cloud and mist too. Some brighter spells will develop during the afternoon as the rain and drizzle becomes patchier. Relatively mild and humid with highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in a fresh and gusty south to southwest wind. Later in the evening, a band of heavy rain will move in from the Atlantic.

Blustery spells of rain will move eastwards across the country on Thursday night, with some heavy or thundery downpours possibly leading to spot flooding. Turning colder once the rain clears with some local sleet and hail showers in parts later. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees with a fresh westerly winds, moderating by morning.

Mostly dry on Friday with sunny spells and just a few well scattered showers across the Northwest and West. A much fresher and cooler day with highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in a moderate to fresh west to southwest wind.

Current indications suggest that while there will be a lot of dry weather on Saturday, some scattered outbreaks of rain will occur too. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in mostly moderate southerlies.

A milder and breezier day on Sunday with some a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Again, a lot of dry weather expected, but rain and drizzle will push into the North and West.