Issued at: 19 January 2019 05:13
TODAY - Saturday 19th January
Patches of mist, fog and ground frost this morning. These will slowly clear. Mainly dry and mostly cloudy today. However, some scattered showers will develop, mainly in Munster, west Connacht and east Ulster. Highest temperatures ranging from 5 degrees in the northeast to 10 degrees in the southwest with light breezes.
TONIGHT - Saturday 19th January
Tonight will start off dry in many areas. Scattered showers in the west will give way to rain and drizzle, which will spread eastwards overnight. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with frost developing in the east and northeast.
TOMORROW - Sunday 20th January
Sunday will start off mostly cloudy and damp with patchy light rain or drizzle, which will gradually clear southeastwards by noon. Bright or sunny spells and a few showers will follow from the west. Highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees with moderate to fresh northwest to north breezes.
Sunday night will be cold and dry with clear spells and some patches of mist and fog. A widespread sharp or severe frost will develop with lowest temperatures of -2 to +1 degrees.
Monday morning will be cold and dry with mist, fog and frost clearing. There'll be sunny spells in the east. However, rain will develop along the west coast by noon and will spread eastwards across the country through the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees with light to moderate southerly breezes, freshening later. On Monday night, the rain will clear eastwards. Showers of rain, hail and sleet will follow from the west overnight on moderate to fresh west to northwest winds. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees.
Tuesday will be very cold with sunny spells and occasional showers of rain, hail and sleet. Temperatures will range from just 3 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh, gusty west to northwest winds. On Tuesday night, wintry showers will become isolated. A sharp or severe forts will develop. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees.
Wednesday will continue cold with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers. Outbreaks of rain will spread from the southwest in the evening and early night. Highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees with moderate to fresh westerly winds.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy with some scattered showers and highest temperatures of 5 t 9 degrees.
At the moment, Friday looks like being cold and mainly dry with sunny spells.