20 December 2014 20:48
Mostly cloudy tonight with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, turning persistent in western and northwestern areas later. Cool at first, but becoming mild and breezy overnight with freshening southwest winds.
Sunday, will be a mild, breezy and mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle especially in western and northwestern areas. Dry periods in parts of the east and south. The rain will turn heavier in the Connacht and Ulster in the late afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees with fresh to strong southwest winds.
Headline: Cloudy, mild and breezy at first with outbreaks of rain but then becoming colder again and winds easing with showery rain, some possibly turning wintry over higher ground.
Sunday night will be wet and windy with persistent and heavy rain in the north and northwest. Staying mild overnight with lowest temperatures just a degree or two lower than daytime temperatures in a fresh to strong southwesterly breeze.
Monday will continue wet and windy with rain turning heavy in the west and north at times. It will stay mild with top temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in a moderate to fresh southwesterly breeze.
Monday night and early Tuesday will continue wet, windy and mild but then later on Tuesday the rain will clear southeastwards to scattered showers. With the clearance it will turn colder again on Tuesday night and winds will ease with frost likely.
Wednesday will start very cold with frost and remain cold for Wednesday and Thursday. Present indications are for showery rain at times with some wintry showers over higher ground but there is the possibility that Thursday may be very cold with good sunny spells and mostly dry as high pressure builds from the southwest and there is the risk of a widespread sharp frost on Thursday night.
But Friday and Saturday are likely to become cloudy again with outbreaks of rain mainly in the west and north in a freshening southerly breeze.