Brief respite from cold before 'unsettled and changeable' weather rolls in
Published 17/01/2016 | 14:20
Commuters around the country will be relieved to hear that they are due a short respite from the harsh weather conditions of late.
Met Éireann told Independent.ie that there will be no frost tonight and no frost tomorrow night as the cold snap eases slightly.
Today and tomorrow will be "relatively mild" compared to recent days, cloudy but dry in most areas.
Later tonight it will be overcast with occasional rain, wet and breezy in places around the country.
Rain in the south and west will gradually spread across the country during the afternoon and will be heavy, at times, in the Southwest and South.
Winds will gradually decrease light to moderate southeast to east.
Temperatures today will be in the region of seven to ten degrees Celsius and tomorrow will be between six and nine degrees, a marked improvement on the recent cold snap that has affected the country.
The West and Southern Coasts will have the mildest weather tonight.
Winds will continue to be lighter tomorrow, mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain in most parts in the morning.
There will be some dry intervals as dry spells develop. Light to moderate easterly winds expected.
Thankfully for those driving to work, there will be no frost tonight and no frost Monday night - meaning the kettles won't be required before the morning commute.
However, patchy frost is possible in the early nights of the week but will become milder again by the end of the week.
On Monday night, temperatures could fall close to freezing in some parts of the midlands, north and east where any breaks in cloud occur. Fog is likely in many areas.
The patchy rain will dry out on Tuesday, giving a respite from the drizzle, while Wednesday will be breezy.
The weather will be "changeable and unsettled" from Thursday onwards.
There is a yellow Marine Warning in place for the South West Coast today.