27 July 2016 15:45
Mainly dry and rather cloudy this evening but outbreaks of rain and drizzle will develop in western counties by nightfall. Rain and drizzle will spread to all parts of the country early tonight with some moderate falls occurring in Ulster. Light to moderate winds, backing southwest to south early in the night, will veer southwest to west later and will freshen in the south and west. Lowest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees Celsius.
On Thursday morning, rain and drizzle will clear eastwards but scattered showers will follow, some possibly heavy over the northern half of the country. However, the south and southeast will become mainly dry in the afternoon and evening with sunny intervals developing. Light, variable winds over northern areas, elsewhere moderate to fresh, southwest to west winds will veer northwest later. Highest temperatures 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, coolest in the north and northwest.
On Thursday night, showers will continue and will clear to the southeast overnight. Lowest temperatures ranging from 8 degrees in the northwest to 14 degrees in the southeast.
Friday will be a bright day with good sunny spells and some scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees with light to moderate northwest breezes.
Saturday will be bright also with sunny spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees with light to moderate west to northwest breezes.
Sunday will bring a fair amount of dry weather and a few showers. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees with light to moderate westerly breezes.
On Sunday night rain will spread from the southwest.
Current indications suggest that on Bank Holiday Monday, rain will affect much of the country and will be heaviest in the south. There should be some drier periods further north.
Further spells of rain are expected in all areas on Monday night and Tuesday.