Weather update: A mild and generally dry weekend in store

This weekend is set to be relatively mild and generally dry, according to Met Eireann, with only a possibility of some scattered showers.

Today, Friday, is forecast to be mild and breezy. It is expected to stay cloudy for most of the day, but some sunny spells are likely at times.

It is set to remain dry. But patchy mist and occassional drizzle will also occur, especially near western and southern coasts as well as around higher ground.

Temperatures are expected to reach between 10 and 14 degrees, in fresh southerly winds.

Scattered outbreaks of light rain and drizzle are forecast early on in the night. However, it should become dry later, but with the risk of frost locally as skies clear.

Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees, in light to moderate southwest breezes, are forecast.

Opportunities for both spraying and drying are expected to vary from day-to-day, but they are likely to be poor to moderate, according to Met Eireann.

Meanwhile, well drained and moderately drained soils are set to be trafficable in most regions this week. But, poorly drained soils are set to remain saturated or waterlogged.

Tomorrow

A cool start is expected tomorrow, Saturday, but overall it is expected to remain dry with some nice sunny spells.

It is likely to dry for much of the day and become milder too, with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.

Cloud is forecast to build closer to the Atlantic with patchy rain and drizzle in some areas towards evening, extending eastwards after dark.

Some heavier bursts are expected to occur overnight.

Sunday

Sunday is set to be bright and breezy with sunny spells and passing blustery showers.

The western half of the country is forecast to see most of the shower activity, with a few heavy ones here through the day.

It will feel a little fresher, with highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees, in a moderate to fresh northwest wind, according to Met Eireann.

Outlook

Early indications suggest that Monday will be a mild pleasant day with spells of spring sunshine and moderate southwesterly breezes.

However, it is set to be a little cloudier along south, west and northwest coasts, with the odd spot of light rain or drizzle.

Meanwhile, Tuesday is forecast to be very mild in a southwest airflow. A mixed day is expected with sunny spells and patchy outbreaks rain at times through the day.

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