Sunrise on Lough Ennel. Photo taken by Johnny Kelly, Mullingar

Dry day with bright or sunny spells

Weather update from Met Éireann

Rather mild and breezy with scattered outbreaks of rain, mainly affecting Atlantic counties. That's the latest weather outlook from Met Éireann.

Overnight rain, drizzle and mist will linger across eastern and southern counties for a time on Monday with the chance of locally wintry falls over higher ground during the early morning. Elsewhere It will be a dry day with bright or sunny spells. Cool with highest temperatures of just 5 to 8 degrees in light to moderate northerly winds, quite brisk however along the East Coast.

Tonight will be dry and mostly clear but with frost and icy patches. Cold with lowest temperatures of -3 to +2 degrees in light northwesterly winds.

Tuesday will begin crisp with frost and ice clearing. Dry across most areas for the day with low winter sunshine and just light southwest breezes. Cool with highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.

Dry under broken cloud overnight on Tuesday. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 6 degrees, coldest and clearest across Leinster with some frost here. Light to moderate southwest winds will later begin to freshen.

Some bright or sunny spells to begin on Wednesday, before cloud increases and a band of rain moves down from the Northwest. Breezy with mostly fresh southwest winds, later veering westerly and moderating. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees.

Cloudy across Atlantic counties on Thursday with patchy mist and drizzle. Dry elsewhere with some sunny spells. Highest temperatures will again range 10 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh southwesterlies.

Friday is expected dull or overcast with scattered outbreaks of rain, heaviest across the West and Northwest. Another rather breezy day with moderate to fresh southwesterlies. Mild and humid with highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.