A mixture of scattered showers and dry spells this weekend – Met Eireann
This bank holiday weekend will see a mixture of scattered showers and dry spells as temperatures remain mild, according to Met Eireann.
Today, Friday, will be mostly cloudy with some patches of rain or drizzle forecast. In the afternoon, it is expected to brighten up in the southern half of the country.
Meanwhile, the rain is forecast to continue in Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster but it will clear northwards in the evening and early in the night.
Temperatures will range from 12 to 15 degrees in light to moderate southwest breezes, it also says.
Tomorrow, Saturday will be a mostly dry and cloudy day and will continue to remain mild with highs of 12 to 14 degrees forecast.
By evening time rain is set to affect western coastal counties, becoming more widespread across Connacht, Ulster and west Munster overnight.
Sunday is expected to be cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, but good dry periods are also forecast, especially across the east and midlands.
Despite further outbreaks of rain on Sunday night, temperatures are set to remain mild with highs of between 13 to 14 degrees.
Early indications suggest that there will be rain at times on bank holiday Monday, especially over more western counties, but there will also be some good dry periods.
Meanwhile, a good deal of dry weather is expected in the middle of next week, but it will become cooler with frost expected at night, according to Met Eireann.
Drying conditions will remain reasonable for this time of year, while soil trafficability is expected to stay generally quite good.
The mild weather forecast over the next number of days also means that growing conditions should remain relatively good.