This week is forecast to see mixed weather, with severe gusts of wind on Tuesday to be followed by showery rain, according to Met Eireann.

It says that while it will be very windy Tuesday morning with severe gusts in northwesterly squalls; the winds will gradually ease in the afternoon and evening. Otherwise very showery over more northern counties but much brighter and drier elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees but feeling cold in the wind.

Wednesday will see a band of rain will affect parts of Ulster and Connacht and northern parts of Leinster, further to the south it will be drier. A mix of cloudy and bright spells with moderate southerly winds, it forecasts. Temperatures will range from only 10 to 13 degrees. Showers will continue overnight on Wednesday and will mainly affect the western half of the country.

A milder day is forecast on Thursday, but cloudy with outbreaks of rain as fronts cross the country. Temperatures will climb to between 12 and 16 degrees in moderate southerly breezes. Another mild night with outbreaks of rain and lows of 7 to 10 degrees.

Temperatures look like taking a dip on Friday as rain affects the south and east, with some heavy falls likely. Daytime highs will only range from 10 to 13 degrees.