Dry and pleasant across many areas today; rather warm and breezy, brightest to begin with that bit more cloud about later. However southern coastal counties will be cloudier throughout with patches of mist, drizzle and fog possible - the odd spot of drizzle possibly appearing in other areas. Later in the evening outbreaks of rain will gradually begin to push up from the south. Temperatures will widely rise to 20 degrees Celsius, ranging of 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. East to southeast winds will increase fresh southeasterly.
Damp and cloudy tonight with scattered outbreaks of rain, some thundery fall possible, with the rain likely to be heaviest along parts of the east coast. Hill, mist and coastal fog too. Mild and humid, with temperatures falling back no lower than 13 to 15 degrees Celsius. Southeast breezes will be fresh and gusty, with most of the rain clearing away northeastwards before morning.
The last of the overnight rain will clear northeastwards early tomorrow, Saturday, to give a mostly dry day with sunny spells and just well scattered passing showers. Temperatures falling back on recent days; highest values ranging of 16 to 20 degrees Celsius, mildest across the eastern half of the country. Southwest winds will be mostly moderate in strength.
3 Day Outlook
OUTLOOK: Changeable and unsettled, with low pressure in the nearby Atlantic steering in bands of showers, merging to longer spells of rain in parts. Temperatures will be below normal for the time of year.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Whilst most areas will be dry for much of the night, showers will move into west and south counties, turning heavy and blustery here later. Less humid than recent night with overnight lows of 11 to 13 degrees Celsius, in a mostly moderate southerly breeze.
SUNDAY: Dry across much of the north begin. However heavy showers will continue to push up across the country, some thundery with the risk of spot flooding. The showers will be particularly heavy over Ulster as well as parts of Connacht, merging to longer spells of rain here. Temperatures below usual, with afternoon highs of just 15 to 19 degrees Celsius, best values across the Greater Dublin Region. Showers will ease across southern counties later, but will continue to most other parts. Some sunny spells between showers, in a moderate, occasionally fresh southwest breeze.
MONDAY: Wet and windy at times, with outbreaks of rain (spot flooding possible), heaviest in the morning and afternoon. Generally dull and cloudy but brightening up somewhat later - scattered heavy showers following too though. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees Celsius, best values across the west. Southerly winds will be fresh to strong and gusty.
TUESDAY: Again temperatures below par, with afternoon highs of just 15 to 18 degrees Celsius, best values in the east, where it will be driest. A rather breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers, most of which will affect the western half of the country - risk of thunder in the west and northwest later in the day.
Temperatures may recover to more near normal later in the week. though not fully dry, becoming somewhat more settled.