According to our friends at Met Éireann, the nights this week will be cold ones.
Today, Monday, is going to be rather cloudy and misty today with a few bright spells. There will be rain and drizzle at times, with scattered showers at first and dry periods as well. These will be more widespread in the afternoon and persistent in places. There will be some patches of fog on hills and coasts also especially in the south and southwest. It will be very mild for the time of year, with top temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees Celsius in moderate, fresh at first southwest breezes.
Monday night will again be mild, cloudy and misty, with persistent rain for a time in northern counties, well scattered and lighter elsewhere. Hill and coastal fog also with overnight lows of 8 to 11 degrees Celsius.
Tuesday is set to be another mild, cloudy and misty one, with rain at times in many areas and fresh southwesterly winds, but some drier periods also. Misty with low cloud and fog on hills and coasts. Afternoon highs of 12 to 14 degrees Celsius in fresh southwesterly winds.
Tuesday night is forecast to be cloudy and misty, with some rain at times. The rain will turn heavy over Munster and Leinster towards morning, with temperatures not falling below 8 to 10 degrees Celsius. But cooler more showery weather over northern and northwestern parts, with lows of 5 or 6 degrees Celsius expected.
Wednesday will be cloudy, misty, with some further heavy rain for a time over eastern and southern areas where winds will be southwesterly at first. Cold in the west and north of the country with rain more showery and afternoon temperatures of just 5 to 7 degrees Celsius but values 10 to 13 degrees Celsius in the south and southeast.
The colder air with north or northwest winds will move down to all areas later Wednesday and Wednesday night. Moderate cyclonic variable winds. It will be cold and windy on Wednesday night with some rain or sleet for a time, but drier later. Lowest temperatures plus 2 to -2 degrees Celsius, with some icy roads in spite of the wind.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to be cold, breezy days, windy at times, with occasional showers, some wintry on high ground, especially in western and northern areas. There will be some bright or short sunny spells also. Highest temperatures of just 4 to 8 degrees Celsius, best over south Munster and south Leinster. Winds northwesterly and often fresh and gusty making it feel very cold at times. Cold and frosty by night, with some icy roads.