Any mist or fog patches soon clearing this morning, then dry with a mixture of cloud and sunny intervals. However, cloud will increase this afternoon and rain will reach southern counties this evening. Highest temperatures 13 to 15 degrees Celsius. Light to moderate, southeasterly winds will steadily back easterly and will increase fresh to strong in the south later.
Rain will move further north tonight and may turn heavy at times in eastern areas. However, a clearance to showers will develop in the south and southwest later. Moderate to fresh, locally strong easterly winds will veer southeast to south and moderate where the rain clears. Lowest temperatures 9 to 12 degrees Celsius.
Rain still affecting the east and north will clear soon after dawn on Monday morning. Most places will be dry and bright for a time but showers will affect the south and southwest. These showers will give way to more prolonged rain in the afternoon, and the rain will then spread further north to affect all areas in the evening. Winds will be moderate, locally fresh, southeasterly but it will be very mild; highest temperatures 15 to 17 degrees Celsius.
3 Day Outlook
Monday night will see rain continuing in all areas for a time. However, the rain will clear north across the country overnight, leaving showers in its wake. During Tuesday, the showers will become more widespread and occasionally heavy, with a risk of isolated thunderstorms breaking out also. There will be a tendency for showers to become prolonged as the day goes on also, and to persist well into the night in northern and eastern areas. On Wednesday morning, any rain in the east and north will soon clear and the day will be dry and bright, apart from isolated showers in western counties. Wednesday night and all of Thursday will be mainly dry with well broken cloud. Friday will start dry in all areas but rain will reach western counties in the morning and will then spread eastwards during the rest of the day. There is likely to be further rain in most parts of the country throughout next weekend.
Temperatures will be near normal on most days this week, although Wednesday will feel a little cooler. Wednesday night may even see some grass frost inland but all other nights will be mild. Winds will vary a lot initially with fresh, west to northwest breezes on Tuesday giving way to moderate, southwest to south winds for Wednesday and Thursday. Winds will back south to southeast on Friday and will strengthen everywhere, with gales likely to develop in exposed parts of the west for a time.