Weather forecast for Ireland for March 26th and this weekend:
It will be cold with sunny spells and scattered, blustery showers this morning (Friday, March 26th), according to the latest weather forecast from Met Éireann.
Showers will become more frequent this afternoon, as temperatures are set to drop between 5 to 9 degrees, but decline further as time progresses.
The national forecaster has warned that some showers will turn wintry, with snow possible over higher ground in the west and north.
Meanwhile, there will be heavy showers of hail, sleet, and snow tonight, with an ongoing risk of isolated thunderstorms.
Showers will gradually become more isolated overnight, with areas to become dry with clear skies by morning.
Temperatures will drop between -1 to +3 degrees, with a risk of patchy frost in sheltered areas.
According to the national forecaster, it will become largely dry with isolated showers and sunny spells. Cloud will build from the west through the morning, bringing outbreaks of rain and drizzle through the afternoon and evening.
Rain will be most persistent in the west and northwest, turning heavy at times.
Wet and very windy conditions will prevail on Saturday night, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle to continue overnight.
Showers will be heaviest and most persistent in the west and north-west with highs of 6 to 9 degrees.
It will be another wet and breezy day, with rain and drizzle to ease for a period. However, outbreaks of rain will spread from the west through the afternoon and evening, turning heavy over western counties.
It will be mild with highs of 11 to 15 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty, south-west winds, strong along west and south-west coasts.
Sunday night will see the return of cloud with continued outbreaks of rain, most persistent in the west and north-west.
Besides, it will remain breezy with moderate to fresh and gusty south-west winds and lows of 9 to 11 degrees.
Looking ahead to next week, it will be cloudy and mild on Monday, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle most persistent over northern and western areas.
Elsewhere, it will remain dry with highs of 11 to 15 degrees in moderate to fresh south-west winds nationwide.
Again, cloudy conditions, coupled with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle, will continue on Monday night.
According to Met Eireann, rain will continue to impact the north and west on Tuesday, with mainly dry conditions elsewhere.
It will be mild once again with highs of 12 to 16 degrees in moderate south-west winds, veering north-west and easing later.