Ireland today

A cold start for many areas. It will then be bright with a good deal sunshine throughout the day and just the odd patch of cloud, although a few isolated showers are possible in western areas. A moderate westerly breeze.

Max temp 7-10°C (45-50°F).

Ireland tonight

It is going to be a dry and generally clear night for central and eastern areas with temperatures falling below zero quite widely. However, the far west will have a good deal of cloud. Light to moderate southerly winds.

Min temp -1-2°C (30-36°F).

Ireland tomorrow

A generally dry day with patchy cloud and sunny spells for most. However, during the afternoon cloud amounts will increase from the west, giving light rain or drizzle. Light southerly winds.

Max temp 8-11°C (46-52°F).

Tuesday

Light rain or drizzle is expected for a time in western areas. The east will be largely dry with spells of sunshine developing from time to time. Light southerly to south-easterly winds.

Max temp 7-10°C (45-50°F).

Wednesday

A misty and foggy start in the north but with sunny intervals in southern areas. There will be an increase in cloud amounts in the west with the chance of light rain later. Light varying winds.

Max temp 7-10°C (45-50°F).

Thursday

An area of heavy rain will move eastwards from the Atlantic during the morning. The rain should be light by the time it reaches the east. Moderate to fresh south to south-easterly winds.

Max temp 8-11°C (46-52°F).

Friday

Heavy showers with the risk of thunder affecting almost all areas apart from Ulster where it should stay largely day. Light south-easterly wind.

Max temp 8-11°C (46-52°F).