Mainly cloudy or overcast with showery rain or drizzle. The showers will turn heavy in north Connacht and west Ulster this evening, but elsewhere it will become drier and some sunshine will break through in the west. Moderate south to southwest winds, veering westerly later.
Tonight will be mainly dry with clear spells in the eastern half of the country, but scattered showers will continue further west. Lowest temperatures 8 to 11 degrees, as light to moderate westerly breezes back southwesterly.
Tomorrow, Friday, will be cool and breezy with showers quickly becoming widespread during the morning. Many of the showers will be heavy, with a risk of thunder over the northern half of the country. Highest temperatures just 13 to 16 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty west to southwest winds.
3 Day Outlook
Headline: Changeable and unsettled weather continuing over the weekend and throughout next week. Cool at first, but temperatures will increase a little next week.
Friday night: Cool and breezy, with clear spells and scattered showers, most of the showers in Atlantic coastal counties. Min. 8 to 11 Celsius, in a moderate to fresh westerly wind.
Saturday: Cool, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, some of the showers heavy, mainly in parts of the north and east, but some areas will stay largely if not completely dry, especially some southern coastal areas. Max. 15 to 18 C, in moderate to fresh westerly winds, Winds will fall light on Saturday night, with rain developing in south and southwest coastal areas, but dry elsewhere, apart from a few scattered showers.
\nSunday: Bright or sunny spells, mainly in the north and northwest, but mostly cloudy, with some patchy rain and drizzle, especially in southern and southwestern coastal areas. Some hill and coastal fog also. Max. 15 to 19 Celsius, coolest along west and northwest coasts. Winds mostly light southwesterly or variable.\nRain and drizzle will become more widespread Sunday night.
Monday: Bright across much of the northern half of the country, with sunny spells and just a few isolated showers. Mostly cloudy in Munster and the southern half of Leinster, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, possibly heavy for a time in some southern coastal areas, but clearing gradually southwards as the day progresses. Max. 16 to 19 or 20 Celsius, in light variable winds.
Tuesday and rest of week: Current indications are that it will remain unsettled and changeable for the rest of the week.