Weather forecast for the coming days from Met Eireann
The Met Eireann weather forecast for the coming days states that the weather will milder for a time in the coming days but it will turn colder again from the weekend.
According to the Met Eireann weather forecast, Thursday, will be another mostly cloudy day with occasional light rain, drizzle and mist. Drier intervals will gradually increase from the west and southwest during the afternoon and evening. Afternoon highs of 6 to 10 degrees, but just 3 to 5 degrees in east Ulster. Light to moderate west to northwest breezes. Mostly cloudy overnight on Thursday with scattered patches of rain, drizzle and mist. Minimum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in fresh westerly winds.
The Met Eireann weather forecast for Friday says that it looks set to be a predominantly cloudy day, with some patchy rain. The rain will generally affect western counties, with good dry spells further east. Top temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh west or southwest winds. A spell of heavy and persistent rain will develop in northern counties early in the night will extend south to all regions later. Minimum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees, occurring around dawn.
The weather forecast from Met Eireann for Saturday says that the overnight heavy rain is expected to clear quickly southwards in the morning, to leave a cold, blustery day with widespread showers. Some will be of hail and possibly sleet and a few thundery ones are possible also. Top afternoon temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees, in strong and gusty northwest winds. Cold and blustery overnight with clear spells and scattered showers, some wintry. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees, with some frost and icy patches.
The weather forecast from Met Eireann for Saturday says that it is expected to be cold and bright on Sunday, with more in the way of sunny spells, but still some scattered wintry showers - these most frequent in the north and west. Highs of just 4 to 7 degrees. That brisk north to northwest breeze will persist for a time too. The winds are expected to ease overnight with frost developing fairly widely and some icy roads. Lowest temperatures of zero to -3 degrees.