Met Eireann weather forecast for the week

Temperatures set to improve throughout the week

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Make the most of the sunny weather in Laois as fine spell is set to break with a bang

Temperatures set to improve throughout the week

According to the latest Met Eireann weather forecast for the coming week, temperatures are set to improve as the week goes on.

However as of Sunday evening, there is a Status Yellow Weather Warning in place for the country

Monday, will start dull and breezy with further falls of rain or sleet. Snow is still possible on high ground. In the afternoon the rain will tend to break-up into showers and the easterly winds will ease and become southerly. After a cold start, temperatures in the southern half will rise to values between 7 and 11 degrees. It will remain cold further north with afternoon temperatures of only 3 to 6 degrees at best.

An organised band of showers will move up from the south early on Tuesday with the threat of thunder. Showers will merge into longer spells of rain across the north and west into the afternoon (risk of sleet over Donegal), whilst it should dry up across other areas. Afternoon temperatures will generally range a near normal 10 to 12 degrees Celsius, colder though in the far northwest with afternoon highs of only 5 to 8 degrees Celsius. Winds will be variable in direction and occasionally gusty.

According to Met Eireann,there will be showers across the country on Tuesday night merging into longer spells of rain in the east and south. Long clear spells as well in the west and north. Lowest temperatures ranging from 1 degree in the northwest to 6 in the southeast. 

Sunshine and showers on Wednesday with some showers heavy and merging into longer spells of rain, but becoming drier towards evening. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate northwesterly winds.  Mainly dry on Wednesday night with skies clearing. Turning very cold with widespread frost. Lowest temperatures between -3 and +1 degree in light breezes. 

It looks like most places will stay dry on Thursday with just the threat of rain in the west. Some sunshine will develop in the east, while the west will be predominantly cloudy. Highest temperatures 8 or 9 degrees.  Thursday night is looking milder with no frost. Some rain may occur in Atlantic coastal areas, but most places will probably stay dry in southerly breezes. 

It looks set to turn milder with highs of 9 to 13 degrees on Friday. Sunny spells and showers.