Ireland today

A rather cloudy day with persistent rain in all areas, heavy at times, especially in the north-west. The rain will move south-eastwards during the afternoon, giving way to brighter conditions but with scattered showers likely to break out behind. Moderate to fresh south-westerly winds. Mild for December.

Max temp 11-14°C (52-57°F).

Ireland tonight

There will be a mixture of cloud and clear intervals with rain clearing from the southern areas and a few showers in the north, some wintry. Brisk westerly winds.

Min temp 9-12°C (48-54°F).

Ireland tomorrow

There will be sunny spells but also showers, mainly in the north-west. Some of these will be wintry with the risk of hail, especially during the morning. Elsewhere, it will be bright but with the risk of the odd shower in the west. Gentle to moderate westerly winds.

Max temp 7-10°C (45-50°F).

Saturday

A few showers in northern areas but largely dry elsewhere. However, there will be a good deal of cloud for most with perhaps the best of the sunshine in the south-east. A gentle to moderate westerly wind.

Max temp 7-10°C (45-50°F).

Sunday

A damp and cloudy day with light rain in western areas. The east will have the chance of intermittent drizzle. Light to moderate westerly to south-westerly winds.

Max temp 9-12°C (48-54°F).

Monday

It looks set to be mainly overcast with light rain in northern areas. Southern areas will have the chance of the odd spot of drizzle. Moderate south-westerly winds.

Max temp 9-12°C (48-54°F).

Tuesday

Light rain, mainly in northern areas at first. An area of showery rain will then move south-eastwards, affecting all areas. Gentle to moderate south-westerly winds.

Max temp 8-11°C (46-52°F).