This week will be cool for July and unsettled, with some drier days interspersed with wetter ones, according to Met Eireann.

Many areas could be about 50mm of rain with perhaps 100mm in parts of the West and North West this week, according to Met Eireann.

Rain will clear eastwards today (Monday) however, the day will remain cloudy with a scattering of showers following, mainly affecting the eastern half of the country, Met Eireann says.

It says there will be some evening sunshine breaking through in the north and west, with some brighter spells developing elsewhere possible.

It will be mildest on Monday in south Leinster with highs of 15 to 19 degrees Celsius.

Tonight (Monday) there will be patchy outbreaks of rain, mainly in the east to begin, later feeding up from the south and turning more persistent again towards morning, it says.

Met Eireann says tomorrow (Tuesday) will be a grey day with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle, possibly a little persistent in parts of the south and east.

Tuesday afternoon will become drier but staying mostly cloudy. There is still the threat of a little patchy rain all the time in the east with just the odd spot elsewhere, according to Met Eireann.

Tuesday night will see some light outbreaks of rain across the country however, many areas will be dry. There will be mist and fog in parts though with light northerly breezes, it says.

Lowest temperatures will range 6 to 12 degrees Celsius (north to south), Met Eireann says.

Met Eireann says Wednesday will see the odd light shower and the day will be dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, and light to moderate northerly breezes.

It will be rather cool for July, with highest temperatures 14 to 18 or 19 degrees Celsius.

Met Eireann says Thursday will begin dry and bright but rain in the south is likely to feed up across the country during the course of the day.

According to Met Eireann, Thursday will see some heavy persistent falls of rain later on in the day with low cloud, mist and coastal fog also.

Thursday will be quite cool, with highest temperatures of just 15 to 18 degrees Celsius, in a moderate easterly wind.

Met Eireann says Friday will be relatively cool day with highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees Celsius, in a fresh and gusty westerly wind.

There is a status yellow warning for blight for the week ahead, according to Met Eireann.