Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain becoming widespread, turning persistent or heavy especially in west and north. Winds will be light to moderate southwesterly.
Early tonight rain will be widespread and turn persistent and heavy for a time before clearing southeastwards later. Lowest temperatures will range from 10 to 12 degrees in the northern half of the country to around 13 or 14 over the south. Light to moderate southwesterly winds will veer west to northwesterly and fall light.
Tomorrow, Wednesday will be mostly dry with some bright or sunny spells, the best of these in the east and north. However, later cloud will increase from southwest with outbreaks of rain or drizzle there by evening. Light to moderate northwesterly winds will back westerly and ease. Top temperatures will be between 16 and 20 degrees.
3 Day Outlook
Wednesday night will be overcast, with some moderate or locally heavy falls of rain occurring as the night goes on. The rain will clear to showers during Thursday but this clearance may be a slow process for some areas, and there is unlikely to be much, if any, sunshine. Moderate, southwesterly winds will veer northwesterly during Thursday and it will become fresher overall later.
Friday will be much brighter generally but there will be scattered, mainly light showers to contend with also. Friday will be a much fresher day too, due to moderate or fresh, west to northwest winds persisting. West to northwest breezes will continue on Saturday next also, and all areas are likely to have occasional showers from late morning to early evening. On Saturday night, it will become mainly dry with clear spells, and Sunday is likely to continue mainly dry aside from light showers here and there. With ongoing west to northwest winds, temperatures over the weekend will be a few degrees below normal for the end of July. The early part of next week is likely to be largely dry and a good deal milder generally, but rain seems set to return from the Atlantic before the middle of the week.