Cloudy showery day with some bright intervals

Weather Update

Changeable weather for the rest of this week and the weekend with some decent dry periods, according to the latest forecast from Met √Čireann. The national weather forecaster is also predicting rain or showers at times and with temperatures in the mid to high teens.

Mostly cloudy and misty early this morning with showery rain affecting Munster, Connacht and east Ulster. It will continue mostly cloudy through the day with showers developing in many areas, some heavy. There'll be some brighter intervals also. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees with light breezes.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with further showers. They'll mostly die out overnight. Patches of mist will develop. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees.

Wednesday morning will be mostly cloudy with some rain, drizzle and mist. Brighter, drier weather with some sunshine will follow from the west through the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees with light westerly breezes.

Wednesday night is promised mainly dry with clear spells and with some patches of mist or fog developing. Cloud will increase in the west overnight with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle developing along the west coast. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with light southerly breezes.

The outlook for Thursday is mainly dry in most areas with some sunny spells over the eastern half of the country. It will be cloudier further west with some rain or drizzle, mainly in coastal areas. Heavier rain will develop along the west coast by nightfall. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees with moderate southerly breezes, becoming fresh along west and northwest coasts.

On Thursday night, persistent or heavy rain will spread eastwards across the country with spot flooding possible in places. Lowest temperatures of 13 or 14 degrees.

Friday will start off wet with rain in many areas. the rain will clear eastwards through the morning with sunshine and showers following, some heavy. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees with moderate westerly winds. On Friday night, showers will continue, but will mostly die out overnight.

Looking ahead to the weekend and Saturday will be mainly dry with bright or sunny spells and with a few showers. Highest temperatures f 16 to 18 degrees with light breezes. On Saturday night, a band of persistent rain will spread eastwards across the country.

Sunday will start off wet with rain in most areas. The rain will clear slowly eastwards with sunshine and showers following. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees.

Current indications for early next week suggest the weather will be unsettled with spells of rain or showers crossing the country and with fresh or strong winds at times.