There’s an unsettled week in store with outbreaks of rain and heavy showers, according to Met Eireann.

There will be mostly dry weather across the midlands, south and east of the country today (Monday), it said.

However, cloud will quickly increase with scattered outbreaks of rain moving down from the northwest with more persistent rain following from the west later in the afternoon and evening, affecting all area, it said.

There will be highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees Celsius, in freshening southwesterly winds and Met Eireann has said that it will be coolest across Ulster and north Leinster.

Rain clearing southeastwards early tonight (Monday) with clear spells developing, it said, however some heavy showers will begin to move down from the northwest later in the night.

These showers will mainly affect west Connacht and Ulster and Met Eireann has said there will be lowest temperatures 3 to 7 degrees Celsius, coolest across east Leinster.

According to Met Eireann, tomorrow (Tuesday) will be cool and breezy and scattered heavy blustery showers.

Showers will be frequent in parts of the west and north, with the risk of thunder, it said and the best of any sunny spells will be early in the day with increasing cloud later.

Met Eireann has said there will be highest temperatures 8 to 11 degrees on Tuesday, with fresh and gusty northwest winds.

Tuesday night will be breezy with scattered outbreaks of rain, heaviest in the north and east, it said.

It will be a frost free night with lowest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, Met Eireann has said in moderate to fresh northwest winds.

Looking to Wednesday, Met Eireann has said that it will be a breezy day with some outbreaks of rain for northern and eastern counties, amounts should be fairly small.

Elsewhere it will be nearly fully dry with some sunny spells and it said there will be highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh northwest winds, best values over Connacht and Munster.

Thursday will be mostly overcast with a little patchy rain or drizzle, most of which will occur closer to the Atlantic, according to Met Eireann.

It will be a rather mild day, with highest temperatures 10 to 12 degrees in light to moderate westerly winds, it said.

According to Met Eireann, it will be dry for much of Friday morning but increasing cloud will bring wet and breezy weather later, arriving into Atlantic counties by early afternoon.

There will be highest temperatures on Friday of 10 to 12 degrees Celsius, in fresh westerly winds, it said.