A rather unsettled week is in store, with rain or showers and some dry, sunny periods expected, according to Met Éireann.
There will be occasional showers – some of which will be heavy – with “a risk of hail and thunder”. The best of the dry intervals are expected in the east, while showers will be most frequent in the north and west.
Temperatures will reach between 6 to 9 degrees, with strong and gusty west to north-west winds to “make it feel quite chilly”.
Occasional showers will continue tonight with lows of 1 to 4 degrees. Showers will be frequent across the north and west and will possibly merge to longer spells of rain in parts of Ulster for a period.
Tuesday – There is a risk of hail and thundery, with showery conditions, especially in the north and west of the country. Again, the best of the bright and dry intervals will be in the south and east.
Temperatures will reach between 7 to 10 degrees, dropping between 1 to 4 degrees tomorrow night.
It will be cold and mainly clear at first, with showers set to descend upon north-western and eastern coats. Cloud will increase from the west and will bring patchy rain along Atlantic coasts towards dawn with lows of 1 to 4 degrees.
Wednesday – the national forecaster predicts that it will be dry and bright in the east of the country; however, rain will spread from the west through the afternoon.
Rain will be heavy and persistent and, may turn to sleet in places, especially over high ground, according to Met Éireann. There will be a risk of hail and thunder once again, with lows of 5 to 8 degrees.
Outbreaks of rain and sleet will continue overnight, with “a risk of some wintry falls on higher ground”. It will be cold with widespread frost with lows of -1 to 2 degrees.
Thursday – Again, further outbreaks of rain or sleet in the east, with drier conditions to follow from the west later.
Temperatures will range between 6 to 8 degrees and will fall between -1 to +2 on Thursday night.
Friday – The National Meteorological Office has said that it will be a cool, crisp day with spells of sunshine.
Temperatures will range between 6 to 9 degrees and will follow to lows of -2 to +1, with patches of mist and fog to form.