Met Éireann has predicted unsettled weather for the weekend and much of next week as a number of areas of low-pressure approach Ireland from the Atlantic.
Friday night will be cloudy, mild and blustery overnight with scattered patches of light rain or drizzle but generally a good deal of dry weather. Becoming milder overnight with lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in fresh to strong southerly winds.
"Saturday looks set to be a cloudy and rather wet day with outbreaks of rain moving in from the west. The rain will fizzle out towards evening and some clear spells will develop later. Top temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees in fresh to strong southerly winds."
"On Saturday night, rain will clear from the east coast on Saturday evening to leave a predominantly dry night nationwide with clear spells and just a few showers in the west and northwest. Minimum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in fresh south or southwest winds."
"Sunday looks set to be dry for much of the day apart from a few showers in the north and west with some hazy sunshine. However, cloud will build from the south later in the day and rain will move in across the south and east of the country during the evening. Top temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in light or moderate southerly breezes. Rain will extend to the bulk of the country overnight," the national forecaster said.
Looking beyond the weekend, Met Éireann says, "the weather looks set to remain changeable and often unsettled throughout next week with areas of low pressure moving towards Ireland from the Atlantic bringing further spells of rain and strong winds."