Mixed weather for the week, with more heavy rain possible
Sunny spells will develop in most areas today across Ireland according to the latest weather forecast from Met Eireann.
However, while many places will start dry but showers over Munster will become more widespread during the day and there will be heavy showers over north and east Ulster as well.
The weather tonight will see showers continue tonight and they will turn heavy in the east. Fog patches may form in the midlands and west in long clear spells.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) will see sunshine and showers, with some will be heavy again in the east, with good dry periods elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees. North to northwest winds will be mostly moderate.
The weather outlook for the rest of the week is for unsettled weather, but not as wet as recently. Expected rainfall amounts this week around or just below average for most areas, though amounts still above normal in coastal regions of the north, west and south.
Thursday will be a cold day with sunny spells. Showers in the west will become widespread during the day and a few will be wintry. Afternoon temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in moderate southwest winds.
Showers will continue in coastal regions on Thursday night and frost will develop in many other areas.
Friday will be cold and bright with occasional showers, mainly along Atlantic coasts.
The cold and showery weather is likely to continue during the weekend.