Good dry spells with isolated showers in store for the week – Met Eireann

There will be an improvement in temperatures this week along with a mixture of dry spells and scattered showers, according to Met Eireann.

Today, Monday, is forecast to be a bright and fresh day, with a mix of sunny spells and cloudy periods.

Some scattered showers are promised but these will mainly affect the northern half of the country and there is a lot of dry weather in store overall.

Top temperatures today will range between 11 and 13 degrees Celsius in a moderate southwest breeze.

Met Eireann has forecast for tonight to be dry, but it will become breezy and increasingly cloudy.

Light to moderate south to southwest winds will increase fresh and gusty by morning, as lowest temperatures range between 5 and 7 degrees.

Rainfall for the week going forward will still be less than 50% for south and east of the country but it will rise to around 90 to 100% for much of Ulster and Connacht, according to Met Eireann.

It is forecast that there will be an improvement in temperatures this week as well as good lengthy dry spells.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, is promised to be largely cloudy, with just a few bright or short sunny spells in the morning.

Rain developing in Atlantic coastal counties in the morning, will extend slowly eastwards during the afternoon, becoming light and patchy as the day goes on.

There will be top temperatures tomorrow of 12 to 15 degrees, in a fresh south to southwest wind, Met Eireann has said.

Wednesday night will become mostly dry countrywide and moderate southerly winds will ease as lowest temperatures stay around 6 to 9 degrees.

Thursday looks set to be mostly dry with sunny spells and just an isolated shower.

Light to moderate southerly winds will ease on Thursday and become variable in direction and temperatures will reach between 13 and 15 degrees, which Met Eireann forecasts to fall back to between 6 and 8 degrees again overnight.

Current indications from Met Eireann suggest that on Friday the weather will become unsettled as a spell of rain threatens to push up over the country from the south.

However, with a change in wind direction temperatures are expected to improve, reaching up to 16 degrees in the afternoon.

Winds are forecast to be light to moderate and from a variable or northerly direction. There’ll be further rain in the west of the country overnight on Friday but further east it is promised to become drier with clearer breaks developing.

According to Met Eireann, Saturday will be cooler with another spell of rain, but later on the light northerly winds will become easterly in direction, increasing temperatures for Sunday and the week ahead.

However, at the moment the weather charts suggest that there’ll be continued wet weather after next weekend.