A cool and mainly dry week ahead

This week is likely to be mainly dry and settled, but it will be rather cool in light winds, according to Met Eireann.

Today, Monday, is expected to be a rather blustery day. Rain is set to progress eastwards and it is forecast to reach the east coast by around lunchtime.

However, rainfall amounts in eastern counties are likely to be quite small today.

It is forecast to turn more showery in the west tomorrow afternoon and the strong winds will gradually abate.

Temperatures are set to reach highs of between 11 and 15 degrees.

Good clear spells are expected to develop overnight, while the showers are set to ease.

It is forecast to be rather cool; temperatures are likely to drop to between 3 and 7 degrees – leading to a slight ground frost locally.

The likelihood of some heavy outbreaks of rain will mean drying conditions will be poor.

But there will be an improvement from Tuesday onwards, as an area of high pressure builds from the southwest, according to Met Eireann.

A similar scenario is on the cards with regards to spraying; wet and windy conditions today (Monday) will mean opportunities will be few and far between, it added.

A more prolonged period of dry, settled weather is expected develop on Tuesday, which should provide farmers with plenty of spraying opportunities.

Met Eireann believes much of the land is in good shape and very workable right now.

However, poorly-drained soils that are saturated may become waterlogged in places.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is forecast to be a dry and mostly cloudy day.

Some sunny spells are expected to develop, especially in the east and southeast.

It is likely to feel rather cool; expect top temperatures of between 9 and 12 degrees in moderate to fresh winds.

A slight frost is forecast to develop in sheltered, rural areas on Tuesday night.

Outlook

The outlook for the week indicates that it will be mostly dry with some isolated showers.

It is set to be cool overall; a good deal of cloud is expected, but some sunny spells are also possible.

Temperatures are forecast to remain below average for the week ahead.

In moderate westerly breezes, temperatures will range between 10 and 13 degrees during the day. This is likely to drop to between 1 and 6 degrees overnight, with some frost possible.

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