The weekend is set to start off quite mild but will become more unsettled as time goes on.
Met Éireann says today looks set to be mild and mainly cloudy but there will be a few bright spells. Most areas will be dry but there will be some patches of mist and drizzle, mainly on coasts and hills. Hill and coastal fog also. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in light south-westerly breezes.
Sunday will be mild and mainly dry, with a few bright spells, but with a good deal of cloud overall, bringing a few spots of rain or drizzle, mainly on Atlantic coasts. Hill and coastal fog also. Max. 9 to 12 C, in light to moderate south to southwest winds.
Sunday night will become windy, with fresh to strong southerly winds, as a band of rain moves down from the northwest to all areas. Clearer, colder conditions will follow from the northwest overnight and on Monday morning, but it will remain very windy, as winds veer west to northwest in direction.
Drying conditions are likely to deteriorate later as today goes on, with outbreaks of rain moving in from the Atlantic. Conditions will be generally moderate to poor over the coming week.
Spraying opportunities will reduce from today as winds freshen and spells of rain approach from the Atlantic. There will be some improvement at the weekend as winds fall light but there will be some rain or drizzle about. The outlook thereafter is for wetter and windier conditions to prevail, so spraying opportunities will be rather limited.
Well and moderately drained soils are trafficable in most regions at present, but poorly drained soils are saturated and will remain so for the coming week. Conditions will become less favourable for moderately drained soils over the coming week as rain moves in from the Atlantic at times, but they should remain good for well drained soils