After a showery start to the week, the weather is set to turn more settled as the week goes on, with temperatures roughly around normal for this time of year, according to Met Éireann.
This morning (Monday, April 12) will see a mix of showers and sunny spells. Showers will become more widespread though in the afternoon, with a few turning heavy, especially in eastern parts, by evening.
Highest afternoon temperatures today will range from 8° to 11° in light to moderate westerly breezes.
Showers will ease early tonight, becoming mostly dry with clear spells and just isolated showers in the northwest. Mist and fog will develop and may become dense at times in midland areas as light variable breezes fall calm at times. Lowest temperatures will be -2° to +2°.
Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 13), mist and fog patches will quickly clear to leave a largely dry morning with sunny spells. Cloud will increase through the morning with showers developing, mostly in the north and east, by the afternoon. Highest temperatures will be 9° to 13° in light variable breezes.
Any lingering rain will clear to the east early on Tuesday night to leave a dry night with clear spells. Lowest temperatures should be 0° to 4° with patches of mist and fog in a light easterly breeze.
The weather will remain largely dry into Wednesday (April 14) with just isolated showers, mainly in the north and east. After a bright start to the day it will become cloudier in the afternoon but still with some sunny spells. Highs of 10° to 14° are expected, coolest along eastern coasts in a light to moderate easterly breeze.
It will be dry on Wednesday night with long clear spells developing. However, mist and fog will form in places in a light easterly breeze. Lowest temperatures of 1° to 4° are expected.
Thursday (April 15) will be another bright and mainly dry day with sunny spells. Highest temperatures will be 9° to 14°, coolest in the east and southeast in moderate southeasterly winds.
Some rain may approach the west coast on Friday (April 16), but it is unlikely to cross the country, and the weather is expected to remain mostly dry and settled for the end of the week and into the weekend. Temperatures should be around normal for this time of year.
In its most recent farming forecast, Met Éireann says there has been good trafficability in all soil types. Over the coming week, with lower than normal rainfall forecast, soil moisture deficits will increase. By next weekend deficits will be around 5mm in the northwest to 35mm in the southeast.