Met Eireann says that the initial weather outlook for the weekend and early next week is that it will be mostly dry with sunny spells.

Tomorrow (Good Friday) it says it will become mostly dry after overnight rain clears east in the morning and that a few showers may linger in the north and northeast. There will be fresh and gusty northwesterly winds with highest temperatures of 11 degrees Celsius.

Friday night will be dry with good clear spells developing, the northwesterly winds will continue but will fall light and there will be some frost with lowest temperatures between 2 and 5 degrees, the meteorological service says.

Currently, it is promising that Saturday will be mostly dry with sunny spells however some drizzle may affect northern coasts. There will be light northerly winds on Saturday but these winds will become variable later with top temperatures of 15 degrees, Met Eireann says. For Saturday night it will be dry with light winds with lowest temperatures between 2 and 5 degrees with frost in places, it says.

On Easter Sunday, Met Eireann says that it will stay dry with light variable winds as a high pressure system remains over the country however there might be some patchy drizzle in the west and north.

There will be top temperatures on Easter Sunday between 12 and 15 degrees however, the night will turn a little cooler with lowest temperatures falling to between zero and 5 degrees with some frost, it says. Easter Monday will be similar to Sunday.

According to Met Eireann early next week will be mostly dry with mild weather as the high pressure system remains over Ireland.