03 May 2016 08:34
Bright and fresh today, with a mix of sunny spells and cloudy periods. Some scattered showers, mainly over the northern half of the country, but a lot of dry weather overall. Top temperatures 11 to 13 C., in a moderate southwest breeze.Tonight
Tonight will be dry, but will become breezy and increasing cloudy. Light to moderate south to southwest winds will increase fresh and gusty by morning. Lowest temperatures 5 to 7 degrees.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be largely cloudy, with just a few bright or short sunny spells in the morning. Rain developing in Atlantic coastal counties during the morning, will extend slowly eastwards during the afternoon, becoming light and patchy as it goes. Top temperatures 12 to 15 C., in a fresh south to southwest wind.
Wednesday night will become mostly dry countrywide. Moderate southerly winds will ease and lowest temperatures will stay around 6 to 9 degrees.
Thursday will be mostly dry with sunny spells and just an isolated shower. Light to moderate southerly winds will ease and become variable in direction and temperatures will reach between 13 and 15 degrees, falling back to between 6 and 8 degrees again overnight.
On Friday the weather become unsettled as a spell of rain threatens to push up over the country from the south but with a change in wind direction temperatures are expected to improve, reaching up to 16 degrees in the afternoon. Winds will be light to moderate and from a variable or northerly direction. There'll be further rain in the west of the country overnight but further east will become drier with clearer breaks developing.
Saturday will be cooler with another spell of rain, but later on the light northerly winds will become easterly in direction, bringing increasing temperatures for Sunday and the week ahead, although at the moment it looks like there'll be continued wet weather.