A mixture of dry spells and some scattered showers forecast this weekend

A mixture of dry spells and some scattered showers is forecast this weekend, as temperatures remain relatively cool, according to Met Eireann.

Frost is set to gradually clear this morning, Friday; it is expected to be another dry and bright day, with just the odd light shower.

Cloud will gradually increase from the north through the day and patchy light rain or drizzle is likely to Ulster and north Connacht later. Temperatures will range from 5º to 7º, in light to moderate northerly breezes.

By this evening and tonight, cloud will continue to increase. Many places will remain frost free – except for parts of Munster and south Leinster, where cloud cover will be more patchy, Met Eireann explained.

Temperatures may drop to between zero and 4º, with conditions set to be coldest in the south.

Over the next few days, drying conditions will be variable. But there will be some opportunities for spraying this weekend and early next week during lighter winds.

At present, all soils are either saturated or waterlogged; this situation is not expected to change very much over the next few days.

Tomorrow

It is set to be cloudy on Saturday with occasional patchy light rain or drizzle, but it will be dry for most of the day, Met Eireann added. Temperatures may reach as high as 9º, in light to moderate north-west winds.

There is a risk of rain affecting the very north of Ulster; but it will be dry elsewhere under broken cloud, with mostly light north-west breezes.

Lowest temperatures will vary from 2º to 6º; it is set to be coldest across Munster with a touch of frost. Mist or fog will turn dense locally.

Outlook

On Sunday, it is set to be dry across many areas with light north-west breezes. Some brighter spells are expected, but overall a fair deal of cloud – with perhaps a little patchy drizzle, mainly affecting northern and eastern areas – is forecast.

During the day, temperatures will be close to normal for this time of year – with values ranging from 9º to 11º. However, it will be rather cold after dark with a touch of frost.

Early indications suggest that Monday will be dry, apart from some rain or drizzle across the north-west.

Similarly to the previous day, temperatures will be close to normal – with highest temperatures ranging from 8º to 11º. Later in the night, skies are forecast to clear and it will turn cold – allowing frost to develop.

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