01 April 2015 16:10
Cloudy this afternoon and this evening with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.Tonight
The rain and drizzle will be persistent tonight for much of Ulster and northern parts of Connacht and Leinster. Elsewhere it will be patchier. Lowest temperatures tonight of 4 to 8 degrees, mildest in the south. Winds will become light to moderate and variable in direction overnight.
A cloudy day tomorrow with further spells of rain, which will be occasionally heavy in parts of the west and north. It will be cooler in parts of Ulster with highs of 9 or 10 degrees, but for the rest of the country it will be milder with highs of 13 or 14 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.
The rain will be persistent and heavy in places for a time Thursday night and then will clear eastwards overnight. Lowest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees. Fresh southwesterly winds will veer west to northwest with the clearance.
A bright, cool day with sunny spells. Some scattered showers over Ulster in the morning otherwise a dry day apart from isolated showers. Highest temperatures 9 to 11 degrees and good drying in the fresh northwesterly wind. Dry and clear Friday night with lowest temperatures 2 to 6 degrees and a slight ground frost.
A big improvement in the weather as high pressure builds up over Ireland blocking out the Atlantic rain and gales. Fresh northerly winds on Holy Saturday will become moderate southeasterly for Easter Sunday and a blocking high scenario is forecast to continue through Easter week. The weather will be dry and settled. Variable amounts of cloud will lead to some pleasant spring sunshine and at times mild with temperatures getting into the mid-teens. Still some night ground frosts possible but not severe with minimum air temperatures generally in the range zero to +5 degrees.