A few bright spells this evening, but mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain moving eastwards across the country, but becoming lighter and patchier. Very windy along Connacht and West Ulster coasts, with strong and gusty south to southwest winds, but winds mostly moderate to fresh elsewhere.
Early tonight, clearer fresher conditions will extend from the west, but scattered blustery showers also, these mainly in Atlantic coastal counties. Minimum temperatures 9 to 12 degrees. Remaining very windy on western and northern coasts, with fresh to strong westerly winds.
Tomorrow Thursday, will be a cool and fresh day with sunny spells. Scattered blustery showers, mainly across the west and north at first, will become more widespread during the afternoon. Some of the showers will be heavy and possibly thundery. Fresh and gusty west to southwest winds, strong and blustery in northern areas at first. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees Celsius.
3 Day Outlook
OUTLOOK: Cool for the rest of the week, with most of the rainfall occurring on Friday, in the form of heavy thundery showers.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Rather cold with a mix of clear skies and scattered showers. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius, in mainly moderate westerly breezes.
FRIDAY: Feeling cool, with a mix of sunny spells and heavy slow moving showers. Some of the showers will be heavy and thundery, merging to longer spells of rain across Atlantic counties. Highest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees Celsius, in light to moderate westerly breezes.
SATURDAY: A lot of dry weather with good sunny spells - just light northwest breezes. However eastern areas will be at threat of showers, as low pressure pulls away from the Irish Sea. A chilly start with even a touch of grass frost. Highest afternoon temperatures of just 12 to 14 degrees Celsius.
SUNDAY: Another chilly start with crisp autumn sunshine as well as some grass frost. Though the day should hold largely dry, winds will gradually freshen with increasing cloud, feeding in some rain and drizzle to west and southwest coastal counties by late afternoon, extending countrywide later. Highest temperatures 13 to 15 degrees Celsius, in rather brisk southeast winds.