Rather cloudy this evening, but spells of hazy sunshine too, brightest over Ulster. Whilst many areas will hold largely dry, some heavy thundery downpours also.
Any heavy showers will die out early tonight with long clear spells developing. However showers will affect the east coast from time to time. Virtually calm conditions will lead to mist and fog, becoming dense locally around dawn. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius.
Pleasantly mild tomorrow Saturday with spells of hazy sunshine, some cloudier periods too though. Showers will be well scattered during the morning (most likely in the east), but will become widespread in the afternoon, some of which will be very heavy or thundery, especially in midland and western areas. However there will be some warm sunny spells as well. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 or possibly 20 degrees Celsius (best values in the west). Winds will be light easterly, apart from daytime sea breezes along western coasts.
3 Day Outlook
Sunday: Warm with good sunshine over much of the country and highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees. However heavy thundery showers will break out during the afternoon.
Monday: Mostly dry and sunny, but still a risk of thundery showers. Temperatures rising to between 18 and 22 degrees.
Tuesday: Warm and sunny, highs of 19 to 22 degrees, light easterly breezes.
Wednesday: Remaining warm and sunny across southern counties, but cloud increasing over the north of the country with outbreaks of rain later in the day.
Thursday: Dry and sunny with highest temperatures of 20 to 24 degrees.