Met Eireann weather forecast for the coming week
According to the Met Eireann forecast, the weather is set to start turning colder and more unsettled around the middle of the week with widespread frost expected.
According to Met Eireann, Monday morning will be mostly dry with bright or sunny spells. Rain and drizzle will develop along west and southwest coasts by late morning or early afternoon, extending eastwards during the afternoon and early evening, but amounts will be small. Maximum temperatures 7 to 10 degrees.
Generally mild and mostly dry on Monday night, but predominantly cloudy, with patches of mist and drizzle, especially on Atlantic coasts and on hills. Temperatures between 3 and 7 degrees, coldest where any breaks in cloud occur, most likely in inland parts of Munster and south Leinster. Winds mostly moderate southwesterly, freshening along west and northwest coasts.
Met Eireann states that it will be mild and mostly dry on Tuesday with a few bright spells. Overall, rather cloudy, with a little mist or drizzle, mainly on Atlantic coasts and on hills. Maximum temperatures 8 to 11 degrees, in mostly moderate southwesterly winds, fresh on west and northwest coasts. Winds will back southerly on Tuesday night and it will remain mild and mostly dry, with just patchy mist and drizzle, but more persistent rain will develop in Atlantic coastal counties.
According to Met Eireann, the weather is set to change on Wednesday. Rain will extend gradually eastwards across the country during the morning. Brighter conditions, with sunny spells, will follow from the Atlantic during the day, but a few scattered showers will develop in Atlantic coastal areas, becoming heavier and more frequent later, with a risk of hail, mainly along west and northwest coasts. Mild at first, but it will turn gradually colder, as southerly winds veer west to northwest in direction, the winds mostly light to moderate overland. Maximum afternoon temperatures 6 to 9 Celsius
Wednesday night will be dry in most areas, with clear intervals, but scattered showers will occur, mainly along northern, western and southwestern coasts, with a risk of hail and thunder. Very cold, with widespread frost. Min. minus 2 to plus 2 Celsius, coldest in the eastern half of the country. Fog patches possible also.
Met Eireann states that early indications suggest that Thursday will be mainly dry, with sunny spells, but cloud will increase gradually. Very cold, in light northerly breezes. Maximum temperatures 4 to 7 Celsius. Very cold overnight, with a risk of sharp frost where breaks in cloud occur, especially in the north. Min. minus 3 to plus 3 Celsius. Risk of fog also, in near calm conditions.
Friday and weekend will remain quite unsettled and changeable, with a good deal of cloud and some rain or sleet at times. Still quite cold, with a risk of frost at night where breaks in cloud occur.