Cool, bright, dry and sunny in most areas this morning. However, rain or hail showers will affect western and northern parts of Ulster and Connacht, These will become more widespread through the afternoon, with a slight risk of thunder in northern areas. Highest temperatures 7 to 12 C. with moderate northwest winds.
Cold tonight, with clear spells and scattered showers and with frost returning to many places. The showers will mainly affect parts of Ulster and north Connacht, some will be heavy, with a few wintry ones in places. Lowest temperatures plus 1 to -2 C., with a sharp to severe frost and a risk of a few icy patches.
Cold, breezy and showery on Monday. The showers will be heavy and prolonged in northern and northwestern areas and will turn wintry in places, mainly on high ground. Top temperatures just 6 to 10 C., in fresh and gusty southwest to westerly winds, which will be strong along the northwest coast.
3 Day Outlook
General: Cool, changeable and unsettled this coming week, with showers or longer spells of heavy rain at times.
Monday Night: Cold and breezy overnight, with clear spells. But some hail and rain showers too, these mainly over parts of Ulster and north Connacht. Lowest temperatures -1 to plus 2 C., with a sharp grass frost in many places.
Tuesday: It will be another cold and fairly breezy day, with a mixture of bright spells and showers. Many will be heavy and some will have hail mixed as well. Top temperatures 8 to 10, maybe 11 C., with the best values along the south coast. Winds moderate to fresh and sometimes gusty southwest to westerly. Some dry, clear spells after dark, but a spell of wet weather is expected to sweep in from the Atlantic, overnight. Lowest temperatures 1 to 3 C. \n \nWednesday: It will stay cool and cloudy and is likely to turn out to be a very wet day indeed in some areas, with the heaviest of the rain expected over Leinster and eastern parts of Munster. A clearance to scattered showers will edge in from the west late in the day. Winds will be moderate to fresh cyclonic variable. Highs of 7 to 10 C., are expected. Cold overnight with frost expected. Lowest temperatures zero to plus 3 C.
Thursday: Staying cool and breezy, with showers or possibly longer spells of rain at times.