There will be clear spells this weekend with some isolated showers and it will be largely dry next week, Met Eireann says.

Today (Friday) will be largely dry with sunny spells and there may be showers but these will be well isolated and light, Met Eireann says.

Temperatures this afternoon (Friday) will reach between 15 and 19 degrees while winds will be generally light westerly, it says.

Tonight (Friday) will stay dry and clear and temperatures will fall to between 6 and 9 degrees generally, it says.

Looking to tomorrow (Saturday) Met Eireann says that the day will begin dry and sunny but it will cloud over while the southerly breeze will increase through the morning to become fresh by afternoon.

It says that rain will develop in western areas later while there will be highest temperatures 16 to 19 degrees.

Rain and drizzle will become more broken through the night on Saturday night and it will be mainly dry by Sunday morning, according to Met Eireann.

Temperatures overnight will fall to 12 or 13 degrees and it says the moderate southerly winds will veer southwest with the clearing rain and fall light to moderate.

Sunday will be a mainly dry day across the country with some sunshine developing however, it says there is a risk of isolated showers, these mainly in the northwest of the country.

Temperatures on Sunday between 17 and 20 degrees, warmest in the southeast, with winds mainly light to moderate and from the southwest, according to Met Eireann.

Winds will be light overnight on Sunday it says and it’ll be mainly dry with temperatures down to 11 to 13 degrees.

Outlook for next week

According to Met Eireann there will be a break from the rain next week.

It says that Monday will be mainly dry, again with a risk of showers in the northwest but there’ll be sunny spells in all areas.

Temperatures remaining largely unchanged although possibly not as high as Sunday and with the southwesterly winds persisting, it says.

Met Eireann says there will be little change for Tuesday or the early days of next week.

It’ll be largely dry with temperatures similar, still just a degree or so below normal for the time of year, and with the southwesterly winds dominating, it says.