Weather conditions are expected to remain generally dry and settled over the weekend, according to Met Eireann.

Today, Friday, is set to be dry with light winds; it is likely to feel a little milder than in recent days.

It is expected to be a brighter day for many with sunshine breaking through the clouds at times, as temperatures reach into the mid-teens.

Dry and clear spells are set to continue overnight; temperatures are forecast to drop to between 2 and 5 degrees, leading to a slight grass frost locally.

Today and tomorrow should provide the best opportunities for drying or spraying, but conditions are set to worsen on Sunday.

Field conditions are improving all the while; however, some poorly-drained soils will remain saturated for another few days, according to Met Eireann.


It is forecast to be warmer tomorrow, Saturday, with long spells of sunshine developing in most areas.

Temperatures are expected to range from 14 to 17 degrees, in light to moderate southerly breezes.

Cloud cover is set to increase overnight, with patchy rain or drizzle developing along Atlantic coasts; temperatures will remain around 5 to 8 degrees.


Sunday is likely to have a cooler feel to the day, as southwesterly winds veer northwesterly.

It is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a fragmenting band of rain spreading eastwards across the country during the morning and afternoon.

Southern and southeastern counties are expected to remain mostly dry. Temperatures are set to vary between 11 and 14 degrees, with a possibility of these increasing to 15 degrees in the southeast.


It is forecast to be cooler again on Monday, with a showery west to northwest flow establishing. Showers look likely to be largely confined to the northern half of the country.

Tuesday is set to be windier than previous days; gusty west to northwesterly winds are expected to produce a few passing showers, but the threat of a more persistent spell of rain is possible about Ulster.

Early indications suggest from Wednesday onwards, a cool northwesterly flow will probably bring generally unsettled and showery conditions at first – with some frosty nights.

But the current trend is for high pressure and more settled conditions to return later next week, according to Met Eireann.