30 October 2014 11:00
Today will be mild and mostly cloudy, but with some bright spells in eastern areas. Generally dry but rain and drizzle along Atlantic and south coasts. The rain in the west will turn persistent and heavier later. It will be misty with hill and coastal fog, especially along the south coast. Top temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in a freshening southerly breeze.Tonight
Tonight will be very mild and breezy, with moderate to fresh southerly winds. A cloudy and misty night, with patches of rain and drizzle. The rain will be heavy at times along Atlantic coasts and gradually push further inland overnight to affect west Munster, Connacht and west Ulster. Hill and coastal fog persisting. Lowest temperatures will stay between 12 and 14 degrees.
Tomorrow, Friday, will be mainly dry at first in the east with some bright spells, but generally cloudy and misty again with rain, drizzle and hill or coastal fog. However, rain will be heavy in west Munster and Connacht, extending gradually eastwards across the country. Clearer weather, with scattered showers, will follow from the west later tomorrow. Top temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in fresh and gusty south to southeast winds.
Headline : Unsettled weather continuing. Turning much cooler in the early days of next week, with some frost at night.
Friday night : Good clear spells, but scattered showers also, mainly in Munster, Connacht and west Ulster. Min. 7 to 9 C., in a moderate to fresh SW'ly wind.
Saturday : Dry in many areas at first, with just a few scattered showers. Persistent rain will develop in the SW & W, spreading gradually eastwards during the afternoon, with some heavy bursts, especially in the south. Max. 11 to 14 C, in a fresh to strong southerly wind.
Sunday : Cool and windy, with sunny spells & showers, some heavy, with a slight risk of thunder, especially in Atlantic coastal areas. Max. 10 to 13 C, in a fresh and gusty SW'ly wind.
Monday : SW winds will ease and there will be some sunny spells, but showers also, some heavy, with a risk of longer spells of rain and thundery downpours.
Max. temperatures just 9 to 12 Celsius, falling close to freezing or below in many areas on Monday night, with frost and a risk of icy patches.
Tuesday : Cool and breezy, with sunny spells and scattered showers, some heavy, with hail and a risk of thunder, especially in coastal areas.
Further Outlook : Early indications suggest that Wednesday is likely to be cool and mostly dry, but mild and unsettled weather will return after midweek.