Dry this morning with scattered showers on the way

Weather update from Met Éireann

A mix of showers and sunshine for the latter half of the week, with some showers turning heavy. Wet and windy at the weekend.

Dry for many this morning with well scattered showers and sunny spells. More frequent showers will spread from the west through the morning and afternoon, with some turning heavy. Breezy and cool with highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds, strong on Atlantic coasts.

Scattered showers and clear spells to start tonight. Cloud will thicken across the country early in the night with rain spreading from the Atlantic. The rain will turn heavy at times over the western half of the country. Becoming windy overnight with fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly winds developing as the rain spreads. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees, but becoming milder by morning.

A windy and damp day tomorrow with fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly winds. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will continue through the day, most persistent in the west and north with occasional heavy falls possible. Misty in places too. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees.

A wet and windy night overnight on Tuesday with more persistent heavy rain spreading from the west. Strong and gusty southwesterly winds will ease slightly towards morning. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees.

Rain will clear to the east on Wednesday morning. It will be followed from the west by sunny spells and frequent showers, some of which will turn heavy. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in moderate westerly winds.

Showers will become more confined to Atlantic coastal counties overnight on Wednesday, with largely dry weather and clear spells developing elsewhere. Some mist and fog patches will form also in light southwest winds. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.

Thursday will bring a mix of sunny spells and widespread showers, some of which will be heavy and prolonged. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in light to moderate northwesterly winds.

A good deal of dry weather is forecast for Friday with spells of sunshine, though there will be scattered showers also. Cool with highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in moderate northerly winds.

The weekend: Becoming wet and windy over the weekend with spells of heavy rain and strong winds.