Widespread showers and cool temperatures in store this week
This week is set to be cool, with temperatures struggling to reach above 10 degrees, while widespread showers are also expected, according to Met Eireann.
For most of the week ahead, drying conditions are expected to be poor as temperatures remain around 10 degrees, Met Eireann said.
Field conditions are trafficable at the moment due to the recent low rainfall, but some poorly drained soils will deteriorate with the expected showers and rainfall over the coming week.
Today, Monday, is set to get off to a chilly and frosty start but it is expected to turn into a sunny day with some light winds.
Showers look set to be isolated in the northwest with temperatures ranging from between seven to 10 degrees.
Later tonight rain is forecast to reach western coastal counties and it will become widespread across the country on Tuesday morning.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, will see rain continue in eastern counties during the afternoon.
But it is gradually expected to clear from the west, and finally clear in the east by evening time, according to the forecast.
Meanwhile, most of Tuesday night is forecast to be clear with frost in places.
There is a bright and fresh forecast for Wednesday morning, however, showers will become widespread by midday and continue throughout the afternoon as well.
It will be a blustery, cool day with fresh and gusty westerly winds and highest temperatures again of seven to 10 degrees.
Thursday is set to be bright, cold and windy. Showers are expected to be frequent across Ulster, Connacht and west Munster but eastern counties will be mostly dry.
Early indications for Friday and the weekend suggest that further rain is expected.