Rather cloudy and mostly dry in many areas, but there will be some rain in parts of the south and southwest for a time this afternoon. Some brighter periods in the north. Rather cold with maximum temperatures of 5 or 6 degrees Celsius in the midlands and north, 9 to 11 degrees Celsius in the south in a moderate southeast breeze.
Rather cloudy tonight and mostly frost free in most places, however a patchy slight frost may develop for a time in parts of Ulster as temperatures fall to 3 or 4 degrees Celsius there for a time this evening but temperatures will rise overnight. Misty with a little patchy drizzle in places and some fog mostly on hills near southern coasts. Becoming breezy as southerly winds freshen overnight especially in western areas.
Rather cloudy and breezy tomorrow Tuesday. Rain will develop during the morning in western and northwestern parts and will turn persistent there. Elsewhere it will be drier, but some patchy rain will occur especially later in the day. Some brighter periods may develop in some southeastern parts. Breezy, in fresh and gusty southerly breezes and mild with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees Celsius.
3 Day Outlook
OUTLOOK: Staying very mild and frost free for the coming days. Breezy at times too with some falls of rain, but long dry spells as well, especially across the eastern half of the country.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Rather cloudy and breezy with some outbreaks of rain or drizzle, mainly affecting Atlantic counties. Very mild, with mist, hill and coastal fog about too. Lowest temperatures 9 to 12 degrees Celsius, in moderate to fresh southerly breezes.
WEDNESDAY: Generally cloudy and breezy with some outbreaks of rain through the day. However long dry spells will occur for the midlands, east and northeast. Very mild for the time of year with highest temperatures ranging 12 to 15 degrees Celsius, in moderate to fresh south to southwest breezes.
THURSDAY: Dry with sunny spells and light southerly breezes. Highest temperatures 11 to 13 degrees Celsius.
FRIDAY: Wet and rather breezy with rain last to clear the south and east. A clearance to drier brighter conditions should set in across the west and northwest during the afternoon though. Highest temperatures 12 or 13 degrees Celsius, in moderate to fresh south to southwest breezes.
Not quite as mild this weekend, with more near normal December temperatures. Overall a lot of dry weather, though some showers are likely to push into the northwest.