14 December 2017 15:35
It will continue windy along the west coast this evening with very strong and gusty west to northwest winds, elsewhere winds mostly moderate in strength. There will be further showers, some heavy with a risk of thunder.Tonight
Tonight will continue windy along Atlantic coastal counties. Blustery elsewhere with further showers. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees with fresh to strong and gusty northwest winds.
A good deal of dry weather on Friday with some nice winter sunshine. A few showers will occur, mainly over Ulster and Connacht, isolated elsewhere. Northwest winds mostly moderate to fresh in strength. Maximum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees.
Friday night will be mainly dry. However there'll be a few showers in the northwest early in the night and some heavier showers developing towards morning. It will be cold with lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees with frost and some icy patches.
Saturday will be mostly cloudy over the northern half of the country with some showers. It will be mainly dry further south with some bright or sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees with light to moderate westerly breezes. Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with some drizzle developing in the west overnight. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.
On Sunday, rain will spread eastwards across the country. It will clear in the evening and early night. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees with moderate southwest winds, veering west to northwest and easing as rain clears. Sunday night will be cold with frost in places, especially further north.
Monday will be mainly dry with bright or sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees with light to moderate southerly breezes.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with patchy light rain or drizzle. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees with moderate southerly breezes.
On Wednesday, rain will spread eastwards across the country, clearing later.
At the moment Thursday and Friday next look like being mainly dry.