According to MET Éireann, Monday will be dry over much of the country with some bright spells in the east. It will be cloudier in the west and north with rain in coastal areas. Towards Monday evening the rain will begin to spread eastwards. Highest temperatures of between 10 and 12 degrees, with moderate southerly breezes. On Monday night, rain will gradually spread eastwards and will be heavy in many areas.
Tuesday will start off wet with persistent rain in all areas, though this will clear eastwards through the morning and early afternoon. Sunny spells and scattered showers to follow. It is promised to become quite cold as the rain clears with afternoon temperatures of between 7 to 9 degrees and light to moderate westerly breezes. Tuesday night will be cold with lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees, with frost developing in places.
Much of Wednesday will be dry with bright or sunny spells as frost clears in the morning. Rain and drizzle will spread eastwards in the evening and overnight. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with light to moderate west to southwest breezes.
At the moment, Thursday looks like being dry apart from a few showers. Current indications suggest that on Friday, a band of persistent rain will move eastwards over the country.