Mixed and scattered as the forecast up to Wednesday may look, at least we’re getting a break from the constant rain and sullen skies. This Saturday evening is making an attempt to look like something we should reasonably expect to get here and there – even in the deep mid winter. There’s a risk of hail showers in places tonight so care is needed if you’re driving later on.
Rain affecting east Munster, much of Leinster and east Ulster this evening and for a time tonight. Scattered showers elsewhere, with some clear spells. The showers will become widespread and locally heavy later, with a risk of some hail in Atlantic coastal areas. South to southwest winds will fresh locally strong and gusty and it will be much cooler than of late. Lowest temperatures 4 to 8 C.
Showers will be widespread on Sunday, some heavy and of hail with a risk of thunder. Winds veering southwesterly in the morning will remain fresh to strong until moderating soon after dark. Much cooler than recently; with top afternoon temperatures of 7 to 11 C.
Changeable and very unsettled weather continuing, with rain at times, alternating with dry spells. Often windy, but mild most of the time.
Mainly dry at first, with just scattered showers and quite cold, with minimum temperatures of 4 to 7 Celsius. Later in the night, rain will extend from the Atlantic, accompanied by strong and gusty southerly winds.
Widespread rain at first, but clearer weather, with just a few scattered showers, will extend from the Atlantic during the morning and early afternoon. Winds will veer southwesterly in direction and moderate. Max. 8 to 12 Celsius. Later Monday and Monday night, another spell of heavy rain will extend from the south, with a risk of localised flooding, especially in parts of south Munster.
Persistent and locally heavy rain at first, clearing gradually eastwards across Ulster, Connacht and north Leinster, with sunny spells developing and scattered showers. However, Munster and much of Leinster will have further falls of heavy rain, with a continuing risk of flooding, clearing by early Tuesday night. Breezy, with moderate to fresh southwest winds. Max. afternoon temperatures 9 to 12 Celsius. Cold on Tuesday night, with a risk of frost. Min. 2 to 5 Celsius.
Early indications suggest that Wednesday will be a cold, breezy day, with sunny spells and scattered showers, some of them heavy and of hail, especially in the west and north.
Wednesday night onwards: Changeable and unsettled weather continuing.