Most parts of the country are in for a mostly dry weekend ahead, with just some areas experiencing scattered showers, according to Met Éireann.

While there has been a deluge of rain in some areas in recent weeks, leading to surface water and flooding of land, the coming weekend is expected to provide a reprieve somewhat.

The national met office has said there will be good sunny spells today (Friday, February 26) and it will be mostly dry this afternoon and evening.

However it will be cloudier in parts of the south and west with isolated showers possible in the southwest. Cloud will thicken this evening bringing outbreaks of rain and drizzle to coastal counties along the western seaboard.

Highest temperatures today will range from 10° to 12°.

Rain and drizzle

There will be some rain and drizzle tonight in Atlantic coastal counties, which will push eastwards overnight and become patchy.

Lowest temperatures tonight will range from 4° to 7° generally, but down to 1° to 3° locally in south Leinster.

Tomorrow, Saturday, will bring a mix of cloud and sunny spells with patchy light rain, but amounts will be small.

The best of the sunshine will be in the northwest of the country and highest temperatures tomorrow will range from 10° to 13°.

The forecasted high pressure will generally bring a lot of dry and calm weather.

Saturday night and Sunday

On Saturday night there will be patchy cloud and clear spells with isolated showers.

Low temperatures will be around 0° to 5°, which will produce a slight frost in some parts, with fog becoming dense in places towards dawn.

The mist and fog patches may be slow to clear on Sunday morning in near calm conditions, but sunny spells will break through in most places by Sunday afternoon.

It will be dry with highest temperatures of 10° to 12°.

Outlook for next week

While overnight weekend temperatures will remain low, it will lead to continued calm and settled conditions early next week.

Monday will remain mostly dry with a mix of cloud and sunshine. The cloud will start to build going into Tuesday but it should remain mostly dry apart from scattered drizzle.

The current indications from Met Éireann suggest high pressure will remain dominant for much of next week bringing generally settled conditions, although patchy rain and drizzle will occur at times.