Mild weather on the way – drying and spraying conditions to be very good
This weekend is promised to start off cloudy, however there’s milder weather on the way from Sunday and it’s promised to last all next week, according to Met Eireann.
Today, Friday will be misty and mostly cloudy.
There will be outbreaks of light rain which will largely affect northern and western counties, but some southern coastal counties will be affected too.
Met Eireann has forecast for some brighter periods developing at times inland in parts of east Munster and Leinster in the afternoon.
Top temperatures today will range between 9 and 12 degrees in moderate southerly winds.
Many areas are promised to hold fully dry with slack southerly breezes tonight.
However, the cloud may be thick enough to produce a little patchy rain or drizzle, mainly affecting Atlantic fringes as well as parts of Ulster.
While there will be mist or fog patches tonight, it is forecast to be relatively mild, with lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees Celsius.
Rainfall-totals for the coming 10-day period (up to March 20) are less than 5mm for the bulk of the country, and only areas along the west coast of Connacht and Donegal have amounts of 10 to 15mm.
Looking to tomorrow, Met Eireann has said that many areas will hold fully dry and relatively mild with just light southerlies.
However, it’s forecast that overall there will be a fair deal of cloud, with the odd spot of drizzle possible – hill and coastal fog too.
Some sunny spells may break through, with the best chance of these occurring in the east, as highest temperatures range between 10 to 12 degrees.
It will be rather cloudy to begin, with the odd spot of light rain or drizzle further west however, the weather will improve and sunny spells are forecast to develop later in the day.
Highest temperatures will range between 10 to 13 degrees Celsius, with the best of these values in the west.
Outlook for next week – Met Eireann
Looking to next week, Monday will be another dry day with good sunny spells and a light east to southeast breezes.
Met Eireann has said that it will be cool to begin with some grass frost.
Highest temperatures on Monday will again range between 9/10 to 13 degrees and it will be coolest along east and southeast coasts, where winds will be onshore.
Current indications suggest that it will be mostly dry and settled up to and including Friday next.
It’s forecast to be mild by day with occasional sunshine, but cold at night with some frosts.