The first half of the week will be cold and showery but a change will come in the second half of the week and it will become humid, Met Eireann says.

Tonight (Monday) will be windy and showery however, there will be some clear spells at times with lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) will be windy and cool, with a mixture of bright or sunny spells and showers. Many of the showers will be heavy, with a risk of hail and thunder, Met Eireann says.

Met Eireann says that it will become colder on Tuesday due to a cold air mass from the polar regions affecting the country.

Tuesday night will be cool and breezy with clear spells, showers will become more scattered, it says and there will be lows of 4 to 7 degrees.

Looking to Wednesday, it will be a bright, fresh day with a mixture of sunny spells and cloudy periods.

According to Met Eireann a few scattered light showers are possible on parts of the north and northwest coasts on Wednesday with top temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.

Wednesday night will be cool and dry with fairly clear skies.

Milder weather on the way

A change in the weather will come in the second half of the week as a tropical air mass pushes back up towards Ireland and it will become milder for the second half of the week.

Met Eireann says Thursday should start off dry and bright with sunny spells, however increasing cloud is likely to bring patches of mist and drizzle to north and west coasts by afternoon.

There will be highs of 13 to 16 degrees in moderate southwesterly breezes and it will be misty and cloudy overnight, it says.

It will be a misty rather cloudy start to Friday with drizzle in places but soon brightening up with sunny spells in places and it will be a mild day with highs of 13 and 17, it says.

Met Eireann says that the latest charts suggest that Saturday should be a dry, bright day with sunny spells in many places, but that rain may well push in off the Atlantic later in the weekend.