This weekend is set to stay dry for the most part, except for some scattered showers, while it will also remain much milder than normal for the time of year. Get the full weekend’s forecast below.
A much milder weekend in store, according to Met Éireann, while it should also remain predominantly dry, apart from the occasional scattered shower.
Friday - A dry day for most areas, with some bright and sunny spells. The best of the bright spells will be in the east of the country, whilst cloud will then thicken from the Atlantic later in the afternoon, bringing outbreaks of rain and drizzle. This wet weather will extend eastwards over Connacht and West Ulster, though it should remain dry elsewhere apart from the odd shower. It will remain mild on Friday, much milder than is normal for this time of the year, with temperatures ranging from 12 to 15 degrees Celsius. Southerly winds will be moderate to fresh, strong along in Atlantic and eastern coastal areas.
It should stay dry in most areas overnight on Friday, with the odd patch of rain and drizzle. These will be mainly confined to parts of Ulster and Connacht. Minimum temperatures overnight of 4 to 6 degrees Celsius, with light to moderate southwesterly breezes.
Saturday - A cloudy day for the most part, with some patches of rain and drizzle early on, mainly in parts of South Munster and Leinster and Atlantic coastal areas. It should, however, remain mostly dry elsewhere, bar the odd patch of light rain and/or drizzle. There is also expected to be some mist and fog patches on Saturday, mainly confined to south and western coastal areas and higher ground. It will remain mild on Saturday as temperatures stay between 9 and 12 degrees Celsius, with moderate to fresh southerly winds, increasing to strong in Atlantic coastal areas.
It is expected to stay mild overnight on Saturday, as rain becomes widespread. Rain will turn heavier in Connacht and Munster overnight, though it should stay dry for the most part elsewhere. Minimum temperatures overnight of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius.
Sunday - The wet weather will continue into Sunday morning, with rain extending from the west throughout the country. These wet conditions will clear towards the afternoon time, leaving brighter, sunny conditions and just the odd, scattered shower. Any showers that do occur, will be mainly confined to parts of Connacht, west Ulster and west Munster. Some may even turn heavy, with Met Éireann also warning of a risk of some hail showers. Although Sunday will be mild to begin with, it should turn cooler as temperatures vary from 9 to 12 degrees.
On Sunday night it should remain dry, with some clear spells and the odd, scattered shower in Atlantic Coastal areas. It will be cold overnight, as temperatures fluctuate from + 1 to +5 degrees.
Next Week - Current forecasts suggest a dry and bright start to Monday, with some good, sunny spells forecast. It will, however, be slightly cooler than previous days, as temperatures stay between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius. Temperatures overnight on Monday could drop to as low as -2 in places, Met Éireann warn.