Today will be mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain or drizzle. It will be cool in the north and parts of the east coast with top temperature of just 6 to 10 degrees in a southeasterly breeze. However, elsewhere it will be milder with top temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breeze.
Tonight rain will become persistent and heavy for a time before clearing eastwards to scattered showers. Light to moderate southwesterly winds will veer northwesterly and increase fresh towards morning. Lowest temperatures will be 4 or 5 degrees in the north and 6 to 8 degrees elsewhere.
Tomorrow, Good Friday will become mostly dry after overnight rain has cleared the east in the morning and a few showers may lingering in the north and northeast. Northwesterly winds will be fresh and gusty and it will be cool with top temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.
3 Day Outlook
The rain will be persistent and heavy in places for a time Thursday night and then will clear eastwards overnight. Lowest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees. Fresh southwesterly winds will veer west to northwest with the clearance.
Good Friday:\nA bright, cool day with sunny spells. Some scattered showers over Ulster in the morning otherwise a dry day apart from isolated showers. Highest temperatures 9 to 11 degrees and good drying in the fresh northwesterly wind. Dry and clear Friday night with lowest temperatures 2 to 6 degrees and a slight ground frost.
A big improvement in the weather as high pressure builds up over Ireland blocking out the Atlantic rain and gales. Fresh northerly winds on Holy Saturday will become moderate southeasterly for Easter Sunday and a blocking high scenario is forecast to continue through Easter week. The weather will be dry and settled. Variable amounts of cloud will lead to some pleasant spring sunshine and at times mild with temperatures getting into the mid-teens. Still some night ground frosts possible but not severe with minimum air temperatures generally in the range zero to +5 degrees.