Issued at: 23 March 2019 16:47
TONIGHT - Saturday 23rd March
Largely dry this evening and tonight with partly clear skies. It will turn cold after dark with lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees and frost will develop later in some areas. Light breezes.
TOMORROW - Sunday 24th March
Sunday will be a mainly dry day with a mix of sunshine and cloud but showers will affect Ulster through the day, especially in the afternoon. Breezy with highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in moderate westerly winds.
Headline: Mainly dry, settled weather up to and including Thursday (at least). Gradually becoming milder, though quite cold at night.
Sunday night: Most areas dry, with clear spells, especialy in the southern half of the country, where it will be cold, with some frost. Less cold across the northern half of the country, but mostly cloudy, with a few isolated light showers in Ulster.
Monday: Dry, with a mix of cloud and bright or sunny spells. Temperatures close to normal, with maximum temperatures of 9 to 12 Celsius, in light west to northwest or variable breezes. Cold overnight, with a risk of a slight frost. Min. 1 to 4 C. A few mist or fog patches also.
Tuesday to Thursday, inclusive: Mostly dry, with some sunny or clear spells, but cloudier intervals also. Becoming milder, with maximum temperatures on Tuesday of 10 to 13 degrees and 12 to 15 degrees by Thursday. Cold at night, with a risk of frost where breaks in cloud occur. Patches of mist and fog also. Winds mostly light to moderate, southwesterly in direction.
Friday and next weekend: Early indications suggest that it will be a little more changeable, with some rain and drizzle extending from the Atlantic on Friday, affecting mainly the west and north, followed by bright, mainly dry conditions over the weekend, with just a few scattered showers. Turning cooler.