Met Éireann forecasts a good deal of cloud on Friday, mixed with occasional sunny spells. There will be well-scattered showers, mostly in the east and south.

Daytime temperatures will reach between 8°C and 11°C.

Friday night will be misty in parts, with fog patches developing in light easterly winds or near calm conditions. It will be cloudy, but largely dry, with isolated showers. Nighttime temperatures will be chilly, with lows of 2°C to 5°C.


It will be mostly cloudy again on Saturday, with showery outbreaks of rain in parts. However, some places will stay dry, according to Met Éireann.

There will be light easterly or variable breezes, with highest temperatures reaching between 6°C and 9°C.

Cloudy conditions will prevail on Saturday night before lingering rain clears. However, further showers will follow from the east overnight.

Patches of frost may form, with lows of 0°C to 4°C.


Sunday will see another mix of cloud and sunny spells, with showers spreading westwards across the country, most frequently along the east coast.

It will be cold, with temperatures of 5°C to 8°C in a moderate easterly wind.

Showers will continue on Sunday night, with the longest clear spells in the west. It will be another cold night, with a touch of frost in lows of 0°C to 4°C.

Management notes


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