Cool and unsettled weather in store along with widespread frost

Cool and unsettled weather is in store this weekend, along with widespread frost, according to Met Eireann.

Today, Friday, is set to be mostly cloudy again with a few bright spells. Most areas are expected to remain dry, but outbreaks of rain may develop in the north-west and west during the late afternoon and evening.

It is set to be cool, with highest temperatures ranging between 10º and 12º – in light to moderate, mainly south-west breezes.

Colder conditions are forecast to develop overnight. There is a risk of some heavy showers mostly in western and northern areas. Temperatures could drop to as low as 3°, with some grass frost.

Conditions for spraying and drying are set to be moderate to good over the coming days.

At present, most soils are still saturated – with poorly-drained soils waterlogged; a slow and gradual improvement will continue during the next few days, Met Eireann explained.


Tomorrow, Saturday, is expected to be cold, breezy and showery. Sunny spells are likely in all areas.

However, occasional heavy rain and hail showers are likely – especially in western and northern counties. There is a danger of some thundery downpours and blustery conditions near Atlantic coasts, in a strong and gusty westerly wind.

Tomorrow night is forecast to turn very cold, with widespread frost. Showers are set to continue through western and northern counties. But these showers will ease by morning.


A drier and brighter day is expected on Sunday with good sunshine. Some showers may linger in the morning, but these will tend to die away as the day progresses.

It will be cold in a moderate northwesterly breeze, with temperatures ranging between 7º and 10º. Frost is forecast for a time on Sunday night, but cloud will then develop overnight. There will be a possibility of rain in western and north-west areas.

Early indications suggest that heavy rain in the west and north will gradually extend to all areas on Monday. These showers are likely to continue overnight, with some heavy falls of rain on the cards.