The early afternoon will be dry in Connacht with long hazy sunny spells in many areas but some coastal parts will be duller at times, especially in the west. However, cloudier periods and scattered showers will develop later in the afternoon and evening, especially in more western parts of the province, and some of the showers will be heavy or thundery in places. Top temperatures will range 22 to 26 Celsius in light variable breezes but it will be a little cooler near coasts.
It will become rather cloudy and misty tonight with showery outbreaks of rain spreading to all parts overnight. The showery rain will be heavy at times, with a risk of thunder, but will become more scattered towards morning. There will be some patchy hill and coastal fog also. Another mild and humid night with temperatures dipping no lower than 14 to 16 Celsius. Winds will become light to moderate northwesterly overnight and freshen a little on exposed coasts.
It will be cloudy at first on Saturday with scattered outbreaks of rain. However, drier brighter conditions with some sunny spells and just isolated showers will develop by early afternoon. It will be cooler and fresher than of late with top temperatures ranging 17 to 21 in moderate northwest breezes.