Met Eireann weather forecast for the week ahead
The most up to date weather forecast from Met Eireann is predicting a change in the weather in the middle of the week with better conditions returning at the end of the week.
The national forecaster states that, apart from some light showers or rain, Monday will be largely dry again with broken cloud and occasional sunshine. Highs of 16 to 20 degrees in light northerly breezes. It will remain mostly dry on Monday night and generally cloudy with lows of 9 to 11 degrees.
More of the same is on the way for Tuesday as it will remain mainly dry and cloudy with highs of 16 to 20 degrees in light breezes. Tuesday night will be dry with clear spells and temperatures will be between 7 and 9 degrees.
Met Eireann is forecasting that Wednesday will start out dry and warm but increasing southerly winds will bring a change in the weather conditions. Clouds will increase along the west coast and thicken to bring rain by afternoon. The strong southerly winds will continue bringing that rain eastwards during the rest of the day, but it will be Wednesday night before the rain reaches eastern areas. Temperatures on Wednesday will be between 16 and 18 degrees generally, possibly higher than that early in the day in the east. The rain will continue for many on Wednesday night, turning heavy in the north of the country for a time. Lowest temperatures 10 to 12 degrees.
Overnight rain will clear on Thursday to give a mostly dry day with sunny spells and a few showers early on, mainly in the west and northwest. Temperatures will be between 16 and 18 degrees which is about normal for the time of year and winds will be fresh to strong westerly, easing through the day.
Friday is currently looking mainly dry with just isolated showers and a little cooler with southwesterly winds.
The current indications for the weekend are for unsettled conditions with rain at times and southwesterly winds.