Issued at: 10 December 2018 09:48
TODAY - Monday 10th December
Some limited bright intervals, but overall rather cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle today. After a cold start temperatures will slowly recover, ranging from 6 or 7 degrees in the north, 10 to 12 degrees in the south by the end of the afternoon. Light to moderate south to southeast breezes will be fresh at times near Atlantic coasts.
TONIGHT - Monday 10th December
Becoming breezy tonight, especially in Atlantic coastal counties, with south to southeasterly winds freshening. Mainly cloudy but predominantly dry with just isolated patches of drizzle. Minimum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius coldest in Ulster early in the night.
TOMORROW - Tuesday 11th December
Tomorrow Tuesday will be dry but mostly cloudy in many central and eastern areas. However, outbreaks of rain will spread in from the Atlantic across Munster and Connacht during the morning and afternoon, with some heavy bursts in places. The rain will transfer eastwards over the rest of the country in the evening, with a clearance following into western areas. Highs of 9 to 11 degrees. Moderate to fresh south to southeast winds, strong and gusty near coasts, will veer light to moderate west to southwest with the clearance of the rain.
Early Tuesday night rain will continue in the east and it will become dry again in the west. Later in the night the rain will clear most eastern parts as well. In the clearance it will turn colder with temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees around dawn giving a touch of frost.
Much of Wednesday will be dry. However, another band of rain will reach the southwest coast by evening. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate to fresh southeast winds. The rain will extend further east on Wednesday night and temperatures won't fall much.
Thursday and Friday will see further spells of rain, mostly affecting the western half of the country, with good dry periods in the east. It will be breezy with moderate to fresh southeast winds. Temperatures will be between 5 and 10 degrees by day and between 1 and 5 degrees at night.
Next weekend is looking unsettled with potentially wet and windy weather on Saturday.