This week is set to be rather cool and dry, with a danger of some scattered showers, according to Met Eireann.
Today, Monday, is forecast to be cool, fresh and dry in many places; apart from scattered showers in Ulster and west Connacht.
Cloud amounts are expected to vary, with the best of the hazy sunshine likely through this morning and early afternoon.
Temperatures are set to range from 9 to 12 degrees; it will feel cool in moderate and occasionally fresh northwesterly breezes.
Tonight is forecast to be cold with scattered showers over parts of Ulster. It is expected to be dry elsewhere, with some clear spells at times leading to patches of mist in places.
Lowest temperatures of between 2 and 6 degrees are forecast; lowest values will be in rural Munster and Leinster where a slight grass frost may occur.
Field conditions are improving all the time, with most soils trafficable at present, according to Met Eireann.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, is set to be breezy; in freshening west to southwest winds.
Some sunny spells are expected to develop. But cloudy periods are also likely, especially over Ulster and north Connacht. There is also a risk of some scattered showers in these areas.
Highest temperatures of between 11 and 14 degrees are forecast.
It is set to be dry at first on Tuesday night, but some rain will spread into the northern half of the country later in the night. Temperatures are expected to drop to between 4 and 7 degrees; feeling cooler in a moderate to fresh southwesterly breeze.
Further rain is forecast in places on Wednesday morning.
Brighter weather, with sunny spells and just a few showers, will follow from the north and northwest for the afternoon and evening, according to Met Eireann.
It is forecast to be cold overnight with clear spells; lowest temperatures of between 2 and 5 degrees are expected with some grass frost in rural areas.
Thursday is set to be a bright, fresh and mostly dry day; some sunny spells and just an odd light shower or two are forecast.
Temperatures are expected to range from 10 to 12 degrees in moderate westerly breezes. It is likely to be dry early on Thursday night; but there is a risk of some rain moving in from the Atlantic later on.
It is likely to be mostly cloudy and misty on Friday. Further rain, persistent at times, is forecast. But a clearance is expected to follow from the northwest later in the day and overnight.
Highest temperatures will be between 9 and 13 degrees, in mostly moderate westerly breezes.
Temperatures are set to drop to as low as 2 degrees, with some grass frost possible in places.
Early indications suggest that the weekend will be cool. Some periods of dry, bright weather are expected to develop; there is also a danger of some occasional showers. It is set to be quite breezy, as temperatures remain close to normal, according to Met Eireann.