Unsettled weather set to continue, as temperatures reach 20º
The recent unsettled weather conditions are set to continue this weekend, as temperatures reach just over 20º, according to Met Eireann.
Today, Friday, is expected be fresh and quite breezy. A mixture of cloud and occasional rain is likely this morning over eastern parts of the country, but it will turn drier this afternoon.
Conditions are set to be drier and brighter further west, with just the odd shower. Sunshine is forecast to break through more widely later in the day, as temperatures reach highs of 18º in blustery, northwesterly winds.
Lowest temperatures of between 5º and 9º are forecast, in light, variable southwest winds.
Conditions for both drying and spraying will be generally poor over the weekend, according to Met Eireann.
Meanwhile, most soils are trafficable at present. There was a risk of some soils in parts of the west and southwest becoming saturated at times over the past few days, it added.
Tomorrow, Saturday, is set to bring some bright spells in eastern areas with a little hazy sunshine.
But a mixture of cloud and scattered showers, affecting western areas in the morning, is likely to extend countrywide by early afternoon.
Conditions are forecast to be cloudy and misty in places at first tomorrow night. But it will turn drier and clear up as the night progresses, with temperatures dropping to as low as 7º.
Sunday is expected to be a largely dry day; a mixture of cloud and sunny spells, alongside some well scattered showers, is likely.
It will be mild and misty overnight, with the risk of some patches of light rain developing in places – temperatures will float around the low-teens, according to Met Eireann.
It is set to be rather misty and cloudy at times on Monday. Spells of sunshine are also forecast to develop; temperatures are likely to remain fairly similar to the previous day.
Monday night is expected to bring misty conditions; rain will become widespread and locally heavy.
Early indications suggest that weather conditions will remain changeable on Tuesday and Wednesday. A mixture of bright periods and showers, as well as some longer spells of rain, is possible.