Met Eireann is predicting dry weather with lots of sunshine this Easter weekend.

After a dry, bright and mostly sunny, day today across most of the country, tonight is forecast to be cold in many places with clear spells. Parts of the northwest and west coasts, can expect cloudy and misty weather, along with some light drizzle at times. Lowest temperatures zero to plus 5 C, so watch out for some grass frost in places.

Saturday, it says, will be another bright day, with good spells of sunshine. However, the northwest can expect early cloud and drizzle but that is forecast to clear. Met Eireann says it most of the country will be dry on Saturday, although a few showers may develop in western areas in the afternoon or evening. Top temperatures will be in the low to mid teens, best in the west and midwest, with values in the low teens along parts of the east and southeast coasts, due to onshore breezes.

Most of Easter Sunday will be dry with good sunshine, according to the Irish weather service, with highest temperatures of 14-15 degrees, although Leinster residents can expect it to be slightly cooler. Leinster and Munster can expect some rain on Sunday evening and overnight.

Easter Monday it says will continue to see dry weather through the country, although some isolated scattered showers are likely in Leinster and Munster. Temperatures will be up to 15 or 16 degrees but easterly breezes will again keep onshore areas cooler.