This weekend will be mostly dry with strong winds – Met Eireann
A prolonged spell of dry weather is expected to last until Monday evening while winds will become quite strong during the weekend, according to Met Eireann.
Today, Friday, is set to be dry and cloudy in most areas. However, it is forecast to be mainly cloudy in the west with patchy light rain and a few light showers affecting the east and south coast.
Temperatures are expected to reach highs of between 11 to 13 degrees with light or variable winds becoming southeasterly by the afternoon.
Tonight is to remain dry countrywide with variable amounts of cloud and light to moderate, southeasterly breezes. But a few patches of grass frost or fog may occur in sheltered places.
Tomorrow, Saturday, is expected to be another dry day with a mixture of cloud and sunny intervals.
Meanwhile, winds are set to strengthen in the later in the night in the south which will make it feel rather cool.
On Sunday morning, winds are forecast to remain fresh to strong and will continue to keep temperatures down despite any sunshine in the west and north.
In the east and south, skies are likely to be cloudier and some mist or drizzle may affect coastal areas and higher ground in these regions, according to Met Eireann.
But rain is forecast to become persistent as the day goes on in southern parts of Munster and Leinster.
Temperatures are set to stay slightly below normal for the time of year on Monday. While later that night and into Tuesday rain is expected to spread from the south, which will affect all other areas.
While this rain is set to clear by Tuesday evening, another band of rain is forecast to extend from the Atlantic to affect all areas for a time on Tuesday night.
Tuesday night is expected to remain quite cool with wind remaining fresh to strong. Meanwhile, rain will clear east on Wednesday morning and skies should brighten.
According to the forecast, drying conditions will improve over the weekend as winds strengthen but spraying conditions will lessen.