As the fog lifts this morning, we look to the rest of the weekend, to see how the weather is shaping up.
Early indications suggest an unsettled and changeable weekend of weather, with a windy day expected today, Friday. Met Éireann warns of strong and gusty southeasterly winds today, Friday. Though it is expected to be mainly dry at first, with bright spells in the east of the country. It will be a cloudy day overall, with patches of rain and mist in most places. Heavy rain will approach from the Atlantic in the afternoon, with Connacht and Munster affected. Temperatures are set to range from 5 to 9 degrees, during the daytime.
Friday night meanwhile, will be windy and very wet one over the western half of the country, with heavy possibly thundery rain in many areas and some flooding. Met Éireann warns that winds will be strong to gale force and gusty southeasterly. It will be a windy and mostly cloudy night elsewhere too, with the rain spreading eastwards all the while and with some heavy rain in places by dawn. Lowest temperatures ranging from 4 to 8 C.
Saturday will see further rain in all areas, with some heavy falls in more eastern areas. It is expected to be misty, mostly cloudy day and a breezy start too, but the stiff southeast winds will moderate gradually. Early indications suggest that the top temperatures will range from 7 to 10 C. This rain will peter out after dark and it will become misty. There will be some patches of fog and also some frost as temperatures range from zero to plus 3 C, with slack variable breezes, coldest in western areas.
Sunday will be a mainly dry day, with just scattered patches of mist and drizzle. Any overnight fog and frost should clear during the day. Top temperatures will range from 7 to 10 C. At this early stage, it looks as if Sunday night will turn wet and breezy.