Mostly cloudy for the rest of today with scattered outbreaks of rain. Northwesterly winds will freshen this evening.
Early tonight outbreaks of rain will clear the east coast and it will become mostly dry with good clear spells developing. Moderate to fresh northwesterly winds will ease with patches of mist forming. Lowest temperatures will fall to between 4 and 8 degrees.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be a drier and brighter day with sunny spells at times. But scattered showers will affect mainly Atlantic coastal counties at first and then move further inland by afternoon. Top temperatures of 13 or 14 degrees in a light southwest to westerly breeze.
3 Day Outlook
Wednesday night will be a mainly dry night and temperatures will fall back under clearing skies, down to between 4 and 6 degrees as southerly winds fall light.
Then Thursday will be a mainly dry day too. Winds will be mainly light southerly in direction, and temperatures will be between 13 and 15 degrees. It'll be cooler in the northeast on Thursday night, with temperatures there between 5 and 7 degrees, but elsewhere in the country lowest overnight temperatures will be between 7 and 10 degrees.
There is a good deal of uncertainty associated with the outlook period of this weeks forecast. Ex-hurricane Joaquin, currently in mid-Atlantic, will make its way eastwards towards Europe over the course of the next few days. The exact position of the centre of the storm later in the week will determine the weather over Ireland at the weekend.
Current indications suggest Friday will be mainly dry for much of the country, although cloud with rain and drizzle in parts of the west and southwest are possible. Temperatures on Friday will be between 13 and 15 degrees and winds are expected to be light to moderate southeasterly, possibly increasing fresh Friday night if the centre of the storm approaches.
There is currently too much uncertainty associated with the track of the storm to make definitive statements regarding the weekend but the possibility of a windy episode on Saturday and in to Sunday can not be ruled out at this point.