A cold and mostly dry weekend in store – Met Eireann
It will be a cold and mostly dry weekend with widespread frost during the nights, according to Met Eireann.
Today, (Friday) will be a cold and bright day, with sunny spells and scattered rain or hail showers, these mainly in coastal areas, it said.
Met Eireann has said that most other areas will have a good deal of dry weather.
There will be top temperatures today of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius, in fairly slack southerly breezes.
Tonight there will be some scattered showers, some wintry, which will mainly affect coastal counties in the southwest, south and east, it said.
It will be generally dry elsewhere but rather cloudy, with just a few clear spells leading to some frost and a risk of icy patches on the roads.
There will be lowest temperatures of zero to 3 degrees in light to moderate southerly or southeasterly breezes, it said.
Looking to the weekend, Met Eireann said that it will be rather cloudy with a few coastal showers but many areas will be dry.
It will be cold again with afternoon temperatures of just 3 to 7 degrees in light and variable breezes and it said there will be some clear spells during the nights with widespread frost and a risk of icy patches.
Outlook for next week – Met Eireann
Next week it will turn colder for Monday and Tuesday with a northwesterly wind setting in, according to Met Eireann.
These winds will bring showers, some wintry, to northern and northwestern parts of the country, while other areas will stay mostly dry and bright.
Looking to the second half of next week, Met Eireann has said that there are indications that showers or scattered outbreaks of rain will extend further inland at times on Wednesday.
It also looks to become a little milder for a day on Wednesday with southerly winds, before northerly winds set in again on Thursday continuing the cold and drier spell with afternoon temperatures in the low single figures and night time temperatures well below freezing, it said.