According to Met Éireann, this weekend will see winds increasing and some outbreaks of rain, as the high pressure dominating Irish weather in recent times is set to subside.
Friday - A brighter day than previous days, with a mixture of sunny spells and cloudy intervals. Winds will be light and westerly in direction, with some patches of drizzle in places, mainly along Atlantic coastal areas. Winds should, however, freshen in these areas later in the day. It should remain mild on Friday, with highest temperatures on the day of 9 to 11 degrees Celsius.
Friday night will be dry in most places, though some patches of rain and drizzle are forecast for the northwest, spreading southeastwards during the night. Winds will be west to southwest in direction, strengthening to fresh as the night progresses. Some winds will be strong along northwestern coastal areas for a period overnight also. Overnight temperatures should range from 5 to 8 degrees Celsius.
Saturday - A cloudy day for the most part on Saturday, while it will also be breezy in places. There is expected to be some falls of rain and drizzle throughout the day on Saturday. These will, however, be mainly confined to the north of the country, with some areas further south remaining mostly dry. Highest temperatures on the day of 9 to 11 degrees. Winds will be moderate to fresh and west to northwest in direction.
Saturday night will be both mild and windy, though it should remain largely dry at first with just scattered patches of drizzle in parts of the west and north. More persistent rain will push into north and northwestern regions overnight, though rain will be patchier as it extends southwards. Lowest overnight temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees, with moderate to fresh and gusty westerly winds, stronger along coastal areas.
Sunday - Current indications suggest the breezy weather will continue into Sunday, with some further outbreaks of showery rain and cloudy intervals forecast. There is also the possibility of some bright, sunny spells developing in places also. Top afternoon temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees Celsius, with fresh northwest winds.
Sunday night will be blustery with northwesterly winds gradually easing overnight. It should remain dry in most areas on Sunday night, with a mixture of cloud and clear spells. Overnight lows of 3 to 6 degrees Celsius, with some grass frost forming.
Monday - A dry day for the most part, according to current forecasts from Met Éireann, with some bright, sunny spells developing in places. Highest daytime temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius. Winds will be light to moderate and westerly in direction.
Current forecasts state that Tuesday should start off dry before rain spreads from the west later in the day.