A mixture of sunshine and showers in store this week – Met Eireann
There will be a mixture of dry weather, sunny spells and light showers this week, according to Met Eireann.
Both drying and spraying conditions will be poor this week while Met Eireann has said poor to moderately drained soils could reach saturation and possibly may become waterlogged over the next few days, especially in the western areas.
Today, Monday, will be a dull and misty day to start in many areas, but Met Eireann has said it will become dry in most parts, with some bright or brief sunny spells developing.
However, it is forecast to remain dull and misty along some south coasts and in the southeast coasts.
Maximum temperatures today will range between 17 to 20 Celsius, in light to moderate west to southwest winds, decreasing light southerly or variable later.
Further spells of rain are forecast to affect Leinster and east Ulster through Monday night and for a time on Tuesday, possibly extending into parts of Munster at times too.
Humid and misty weather looks likely in these wetter areas with mostly cloudy skies, however there’s a good chance that much of Connacht, western parts of Ulster and northwestern parts of Munster will hold mainly dry.
Later on Tuesday the rainbelt will clear to the east and all parts will become dry, according to Met Eireann
Wednesday is forecast to be mainly dry countrywide with sunny spells, with just one or two light showers in Atlantic coastal counties.
Current indications suggest that it will be rather warm with highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees and light southerly breezes, the breeze a little fresher along the coast.
Met Eireann has forecast for Thursday to start off mainly dry with sunny spells, however, rain will spread into western parts during the day reaching the east in the evening or after dark.
Highest temperatures on Thursday will range between 18 to 21 degrees in moderate southerly breezes.
At the moment, Friday looks set to be a breezy day with the winds turning to the southwest, and it will feel a little fresher with a mixture of sunshine and showers.