Friday will be mostly dry, but cloudy overall with patchy drizzle, mainly affecting the west and northwest. There will be some brighter spells too, with the best of these across Leinster and Munster.

It will feel less cold in light to moderate westerly breezes, with highest temperatures of 10°C to 12°C degrees.

Friday night will bring mild dry weather but it will be mostly cloudy. There will be patchy light rain and drizzle at times in the west, becoming more persistent in the northwest by morning.

Southwest winds will bring fresher weather, lowest of 4°C to 8°C.


According to Met Éireann, Saturday will bring rain in the northwest which will move southeastwards across the country, becoming lighter as it does so.

The southeast will stay dry for much of the day. However, some drier clearer conditions and a few showers will follow from the northwest through the late afternoon and evening. There will be moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, and highest temperatures of 12°C or 13°C.

Saturday night will be mainly dry with plenty of cloud and some patchy mist or drizzle. There will be light to moderate westerly breezes, lowest temperatures of 4°C to 8°C.

Sunday will be mainly dry with plenty of cloud and some sunny intervals. The best of the sunshine will be in the south.

There will be a few showers in the north, with light to moderate west to northwest breezes.

Highest temperatures of 10°C to 12°C.

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