Mixed weather set to continue across the country
The mixed weather which we have been getting in recent days is here to stay for the majority of this week, according to Met Eireann.
Today, Monday, will be cloudy with dry periods and scattered rain expected around the country. Later on this afternoon, more persistent rain is forecast for the west and southwest. It is expected to spread to most of the country as the afternoon and evening progresses.
Maximum temperatures of 14° to 19° are likely in mostly light, westerly breezes – changing later to southerly or variable.
There is a risk of heavy patches of fog developing in the west and northwest, with hill and coastal fog forecast also for the west and south.
There will be spells of patchy rain elsewhere; it is also expected to be misty, with hill and coastal fog. Lowest temperatures expected are from 10° to 14° in light variable winds.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, will bring further persistent rain, heavy locally, in the morning in the north and west; more patchy rain is likely in the rest of the country.
Temperatures will rise to between 15° and 20° in light variable breezes, Met Eireann added.
Tomorrow night will be mostly dry, barring patches of light rain or drizzle in some areas, which may be persistent at times – again, largely in the north and northwest. Minimum temperatures of 9° to 13° are expected in calm conditions.
The rest of the week is expected to be very mixed. Wednesday and Thursday will be warm, humid and largely dry, with just isolated spots of light rain or drizzle.
Friday will be cooler and the weekend is expected to be more unsettled, according to Met Eireann.