Dry with broken cloud over the northern half of the country, apart from showers near northern coasts. Cloudy elsewhere with outbreaks of rain becoming confined to the south and southwest this evening. Cold in northern areas early tonight with slight grass frost in places for a short time. Lowest temperatures 0 to 4 degrees in Ulster, but ranging 5 to 9 degrees elsewhere. However, rain in the south and southwest will spread north to affect all areas as the night goes on. Light, northerly or variable winds will become southwesterly and increase fresh to strong overnight and it will turn rather mild again everywhere before morning.
Outbreaks of rain or drizzle in the west and northwest during Tuesday but becoming mainly dry elsewhere during the morning, with some brightness developing in the east and southeast. Winds fresh to strong, southwesterly but rather mild. Highest temperatures 12 to 14 degrees Celsius.
3 Day Outlook
Tuesday night will be mild, blustery and mostly cloudy with patchy rain, drizzle and mist. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with fresh southerly winds.
On Wednesday morning, rain will spread eastwards across the country. It will clear in the afternoon with showers following. It will become colder as the rain clears with temperatures dropping from 12 or 13 degrees to around 6 to 9 degrees. Fresh to strong southerly winds will veer westerly and decrease moderate to fresh. Wednesday night will be cold and mainly dry with frost in places as winds fall off light and temperatures drop to between -1 and +3 degrees.
Thursday will be cold and mainly dry with some bright spells. There's a risk of persistent or heavy rain in the southeast for a time. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees with light breezes. Thursday night will be cold with frost developing in places, especially in Leinster and Munster. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +4 degrees.
Friday will be breezy and a bit milder. It will be dry apart from patchy rain on west and northwest coasts. The best of any bright spells will be in the eastern half of the country. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees with fresh southerly winds. On Friday night rain will become persistent in the west and north.
Saturday will be windy with rain spread eastwards along with fresh to strong southerly winds. The rain will clear later and showers will follow from the west.
At the moment it looks like Sunday next will be mainly dry.