This morning is generally cloudy with scattered showers expected in western and northern areas, according to Met Éireann. These showers will extend across the country during the afternoon, with some sunny spells developing too, but will become isolated this evening. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with light to moderate west to southwest breezes.
The night will be mostly dry, with patchy, light rain or drizzle in coastal areas. Temperatures will drop to between 2 and 5 degrees with light to moderate southerly breezes.
The national forecaster anticipates that Saturday will be mostly dry. Some patchy rain or drizzle may occur at times but mainly in coastal areas. Moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong near western coasts. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.
Saturday night will remain clear and dry in most areas. Cloud is expected to increase from the west overnight, with rain reaching western and southwestern coastal areas by morning. It will remain mild, however, with lowest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.
The current forecast suggests there will be outbreaks of rain in the west and southwest on Sunday morning. The rain will extend eastwards to most areas as the day goes on, with some heavy bursts possible in south Munster and south Leinster. Highs of 12 to 15 degrees are expected, with fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds.
Outbreaks of rain in the south and east will clear away early on Sunday night and will be followed by cooler, showery conditions extending from the west. Some showers will merge to give longer spells of rain in the western half of the country. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees.
Monday will bring a mixture of sunshine and showers, according to the national meteorologists. It will become dry and sunny in most parts of the country by evening. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees and fresh southwesterly winds will gradually become westerly and mostly moderate.
Monday night is expected to be dry and clear apart from patches of rain in coastal areas. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees with light to moderate southerly breezes.
Met Éireann predicts Tuesday to be mainly dry with some good spells of sunshine. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees with moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong near western coasts.
Tuesday night will start off mostly dry with clear spells across the eastern half of the country, but some patchy light rain or drizzle elsewhere. Cloud will increase as the night goes on and some scattered outbreaks of rain will develop. Lows of 6 to 9 degrees with light south to southeast breezes.