Met Éireann said today will be mild and breezy with some patchy drizzle at times.
Overall there will be a good deal of dry weather. It will be mostly cloudy with occasional bright spells, especially in the south. Highest temperatures will reach 10C or 11C this afternoon, while drizzle will turn more persistent in the northwest this evening.
Scattered outbreaks of light rain and drizzle will affect the north and west tonight under mostly cloudy skies. There will be long dry spells elsewhere, with lowest temperatures 7C to 9C.
The forecaster said tomorrow will see a mix of cloud and sunny spells with plenty of dry weather, aside from odd patches of drizzle. It will be another relatively mild day with highest temperatures of 10C to 12C.
It will stay largely dry on Friday night under mostly cloudy skies, with lowest temperatures of 5C to 8C.
Many areas will be dry to start on Saturday but a band of rain will move in from the Atlantic through the morning. Met Éireann said it will brighten up in the north and west during the afternoon as the rain tracks south-eastwards across the country. Highest temperatures on Saturday will range from 9C to 11C but it will turn colder as the rain clears.
Saturday night will be cold and clear with a widespread sharp frost and some ice patches. Temperatures will fall back to 0C and -3C in near calm conditions.
The forecaster said there will be a cold, crisp start on Sunday morning with frost and ice clearing in sunshine. Cloud will increase later in the west but it will be a largely dry day. Afternoon highs of 5C to 9C are expected and it will be coldest in the north of the country.
Cloud and milder air will spread from the west on Sunday night bringing patchy drizzle and lowest temperatures of 1C to 5C.
“Monday is looking to be quite cloudy with some outbreaks of light rain or drizzle, mainly over the western half of the country. Highest temperatures of 9C to 11C in a moderate southwest airflow. Some rain will develop during Monday night, becoming dry and clear later. Lows of 1C to 4C degrees with a touch of frost,” Met Éireann said.
“Cooler on Tuesday with frost likely at night. Mainly dry weather over midweek.”