28 April 2015 11:03
Cool today with heavy, thundery showers becoming widespread. Some of the showers may turn wintry on higher ground in northern areas. Later this afternoon a band of heavy rain will move into western parts and will spread eastwards this evening. There will be thundery downpours and the potential for some spot flooding. Highs of 8 to 11 degrees in a freshening southwest wind.Tonight
Heavy or thundery rain at first tonight, but it will become clearer with scattered showers following mainly in parts of the west and north. Cold with lows of 0 to 3 degrees so some frost may develop. Winds will be light to moderate southwesterly.
A dry start to many areas on Wednesday but showers of rain and hail in the north will become widespread by the early afternoon. The showers will turn to longer spells of rain in Connacht and Ulster, where some thunder is likely. Highs of 9 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh west to southwest winds.
Showers will continue on Wednesday night. However they'll become confined to west and northwest coasts overnight. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees with frost and icy patches in sheltered areas.
On Thursday, there'll still be some scattered showers, but not as many and there'll be some decent dry and bright periods through the day. It will be a bit milder with highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees and light to moderate mainly northerly breezes. Frost will develop in Ulster on Thursday night. It will be milder and cloudier further south.
Friday will be bring a fair amount of dry weather over much of the country. There'll be a mix of bright spells and some scattered showers with the best of any sunny spells in Ulster. It will be cloudier further south with outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times in southern parts of Munster. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees with moderate easterly breezes.
Saturday will start off dry in the east and north. However outbreaks of rain in the west and south will gradually spread northeastwards and will become widespread and heavy by evening. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees.
The rain will clear northwards on Saturday night with sunshine and heavy showers following on Sunday.