Changeable week in store with temperatures to hit 20 degrees Celsius – Met Eireann
Scattered outbreaks of rain are forecast for the southern half of the country today (Monday), the latest forecast from Met Eireann shows.
As the day progresses, these showers are expected to die out, while the northern half of the country will experience dry weather with some sunny spells.
Temperatures will reach highs of 14-16 degrees Celsius with light to moderate southeasterly winds, freshening at times on southern coasts.
Tonight (Monday) will be mainly dry for a time but outbreaks of rain will spread from the west as the night goes on, Met Eireann forecasts.
Winds veering southwesterly will increase overnight and it will stay mild with lowest temperatures of 10-13 degrees Celsius.
Met Eireann also forecasts that any lingering overnight rain will clear soon after dawn on Tuesday and the day will continue to be dry with sunny intervals.
Winds will stay moderate to fresh for much of the day and it will be quite mild with temperatures reaching 15-18 degrees Celsius.
Tuesday night will be mainly dry and mild, it says, but some drizzle will come to affect western and northern coasts by the end of the night.
According to Met Eireann, the mainly dry weather will continue into Wednesday, aside from drizzle affecting western and northern countries.
As the day progresses, it says, a band of rain will arrive in the north and northwest, but this rain will clear southeastwards across the country on Wednesday night.
However as the week progresses, the latest forecast from Met Eireann shows that temperatures will drop sharply by Thursday, falling back to normal values.
Friday will also remain cool, breezy and showery, it says, while the outlook for the weekend suggests that it is likely to remain changeable and windy, with the probability of more widespread showers developing on Sunday.