Further showers this evening, with more prolonged outbreaks of rain in south Munster for a time. Staying rather windy in the south at first also. However, strong and gusty, westerly winds will decrease fresh soon after dark. Tonight, showers will soon become confined to north and northwest coasts while winds backing west to southwest moderate generally over land. Turning cold later tonight; lowest temperatures 1 to 5 degrees Celsius but no significant frost is expected.
After a bright start to Monday, cloud will soon increase and rain will spread eastwards to affect all areas by early afternoon. Southwesterly winds, increasing fresh to strong ahead of the rain, will veer westerly in the by evening and will increase to gale force in places. Highest temperatures 10 to 13 degrees Celsius.
3 Day Outlook
The outlook period will be windy and unsettled.
There will be rain or showers with sunny spells. The showers will be most frequent in the north and northwest of the country each day, extending further south and east during daytime hours, but becoming confined to coasts overnight.
Temperatures during this week will be divided north and south. In the north of the country day time temperatures will be typically between 8 and 9 or 10 degrees at best, gradually increasing to be between 13 and 14 degrees along southern coasts. Night time temperatures will be between 2 and 4 degrees in the north, and between 5 and 7 degrees along southern coasts. Night frosts will be an issue later in the week but for the early days of the week the nights should be frost free.
The westerly winds will be fresh to strong through to mid week at least. Winds will moderate at night but pick up again during afternoons. By Thursday winds will become mainly light southwest or south in direction.
Current indications suggest the weather will become more settled towards next weekend.