24 April 2014 16:04
Most areas holding dry this evening with a mix of cloud and sunshine across the country. Brightest conditions likely over Leinster and east Munster, a few showers locally - mainly across west and northwest counties.Tonight
Staying dry for much of the country tonight, with clear spells. However outbreaks of rain will move into parts of the southwest and west later. Rather cold, with lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees Celsius, in mainly light east to southeast breezes, with some mist patches.
Friday will be a mild, dry day across much of the country with variable cloud cover - some good sunshine at times over most areas with just well scattered showers. Becoming breezy later, with wet and windy weather feeding into southwest counties later in the afternoon or early evening, gradually extending to most other areas by nightfall. Highest temperatures 12 to 16 degrees Celsius, mildest away from south and southeast counties, possibly touching 17 degrees Celsius across the midlands. Moderate southeast winds will freshen, increasing strong and gusty in the southwest later.
The outlook is for unsettled weather with windy and wet weather on Friday night and Saturday clearing to showers later. Mild with scattered showers early in the week but turning cooler mid-week.
Friday night the heavy rain in the southwest will spread country wide. It will also become windy with fresh to occasionally strong east to southeasterly winds. Lowest temperatures will stay around 6 to 8 degrees.
Saturday will be breezy with outbreaks of showery rain, heavy for a time but also with some sunny periods as well and clearing to isolated showers by evening. Top temperatures will be between 11 and 14 degrees, coolest in the south and east in the moderate to fresh easterly breeze.
Saturday night will be mainly dry with good clear spells and light east to northeasterly winds.
Sunday will be mostly dry with scattered showers and sunny spells. Winds continue light east to northeasterly. Temperatures will be close to normal for the time of year with 12 to 15 degrees.
Monday will start mainly dry but heavy showers are likely to develop later in the day with top temperatures reaching between 13 and 16 possibly 17 degrees. Tuesday will be mainly dry but cloudier with hazy sunshine. Turning cooler and drier towards midweek as high pressure is building from the north.