Issued at: 22 October 2018 20:06
TONIGHT - Monday 22nd October
Dry and mostly clear overnight with lows of 4 to 8 degrees. Some fog patches will develop around dawn. Westerly winds will continue to stay gusty across north-Ulster.
TOMORROW - Tuesday 23rd October
Tuesday will be another dry day with the best of the sunshine occurring through Leinster and Munster; the west and north of the country will tend to be cloudier. Highs of 12 to 15 degrees in westerly breezes, strong along the Ulster coast.
Headline: Mostly settled at first. Turning cold, windy and showery from Friday.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy on Tuesday night and becoming rather misty with some areas of fog forming. It will be largely dry but there is the chance of the odd patch of light rain or drizzle. Minimum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in mostly moderate west or northwest breezes.
Wednesday: A cloudier day on Wednesday with just the odd bright or sunny spell breaking through. Much of the country will hold dry, but the cloud will be thick enough at times to produce the odd patch of light rain or drizzle, mainly in northern counties. Mist will linger on some coasts and hills. Top temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in moderate west or northwest breezes.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy across the north and west on Thursday with the chance of some patchy rain or drizzle. Largely dry further south and east with some sunny spells. Top temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees in moderate west or southwest winds.
A cold front will approach the northwest coast early on Thursday night with rain becoming persistent in the north and west early in the night. The cold front and associated rainfall will then sweep southeastwards during the night introducing a much colder arctic airmass across the country.
Friday: Any rain will clear quickly from the southeast early on Friday leaving a cold and windy day with sunny spells and widespread showers. The showers are likely to be heavy and bring the risk of hail and thunder, especially in coastal areas of the north and west. Maximum afternoon temperatures ranging 7 to 11 degrees in fresh and blustery northwesterly winds.
Next weekend: Early indications suggest it will be cold and windy over the weekend with a mix of sunny spells and showers, some of the showers will be heavy with the risk of hail and thunder. Daytime maximum temperatures will be in the high single figures and with the risk of frost at night, especially on Sunday night.