It will be a dry start for most people on Monday, with just a few showers, but it will be cloudy for everyone, according to Met Éireann. The best chance of any sunshine will be on Monday morning.
Outbreaks of drizzle will develop in the west and southwest during the afternoon. This light rain and drizzle will spread northeast to the rest of the country. Top temperatures will range from 15°C to 18°C.
There will be patches of mist and drizzle in the northwest on Tuesday, but the rest of the country will remain dry. There is a risk of a few scattered showers in the afternoon. Temperatures will range from 16°C to 18°C.
Moving on to Wednesday, there will be patchy rain and some drizzle along the exposed Atlantic coasts. However, there will be a good deal of dry weather elsewhere, with plenty of sunny spells. It will be warm too, with top temperatures ranging from 18°C to 22°C.
Thursday is looking like the wettest day this week. Rain will spread from the west on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, but it will clear as we go into the afternoon. It will be a fresh day, with top temperatures ranging from 15°C to 18°C.
There will be some light drizzle and showers on Friday morning which will affect western and northern counties. It will be dry but cloudy elsewhere. Top temperatures will range from 16°C to 20°C.
Looking as far out as next weekend, Met Éireann is forecasting that there is a strong possibility of high pressure building and settling over Ireland.
Parts of Munster and Leinster experienced up to 70mm as the skies opened last week.
This week is set to be much better, with rainfall amounts of 2mm to 20mm forecast to fall. Higher volumes of rain will fall along the western coast.
For those further inland, Met Éireann forecasts that rainfall amounts will range from 2mm to 7mm.
After a pretty cold week, this coming week will be warmer, with temperatures forecast to be 0.5°C to 1°C above the average weekly temperatures.
Drying and field conditions
There is pressure on heavy soils or land that is not well-drained after recent heavy rain. While there will be some periods of rain this week, amounts will be small so there will be no great change to conditions.
There will be little in the way of drying, however, with Wednesday the only day with long sunny spells.
It should improve going into next weekend, though.