A dry, bright start to many places today especially in the midlands and east. However the showers in western parts will start to spread eastwards during the morning. The showers will become heavy and even thundery during the afternoon, but will start to ease off in the evening. Highs of 14 to 18 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty southwest winds.
Apart from a few showers in western areas, tonight will be largely dry. Lows of 9 to 12 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds.
Tomorrow Saturday will be a similar day, dry and bright to start off but showers will develop as the day progresses. Some will be heavy and there is the risk of isolated thunderstorms again. Highs of 15 to 18 or 19 degrees in moderate southwest winds.
3 Day Outlook
Saturday night will be largely dry with a few showers along western coasts. There will be clear skies and temperatures will fall to between 7 and 10 degrees.
A dry, bright start to Sunday but yet again showers will develop during the afternoon and evening. Parts of the west and the north will be most at risk, with some heavy falls likely. Highs of 14 to 18 degrees in light winds. The showers will die out during the evening to give a dry night. Lows of 6 to 9 degrees.
On Monday showers will blow in over the country on the back of a cool northwest wind. The showers will affect mainly the northern half of the country. Highs of 13 to 18 degrees, and it will feel cool on north facing coasts.
High pressure will move in over the country on Tuesday. This will give largely dry weather with just a few passing showers, but it will feel cool in the northerly winds. Day time temperatures for next week will range from 12 or 13 degrees in northern parts to 16 or 17 along the south coast.