Monday will begin with a mix of cloudy periods and sunny spells, with some scattered showers, a few heavy in the east towards evening.
Highest temperatures will range from 8°C to 11°C north to south, with a light westerly breeze.
On Monday night, it will become gradually clearer from the south but any showery rain will be confined to the west and northwest.
Lowest temperatures of -1°C to 3°C are forecast and it will be coldest in southern coastal counties where the longest clear spells will be. Southerly winds will be light to moderate.
Met Éireann has said there will be a mix of cloud and bright spells with some patchy rain at times on Tuesday and it will be wettest over Ulster.
Highest temperatures will range from 9°C to 12°C in a light south to southwest breeze.
Tuesday night will be mostly dry with a mix of cloud and clear spells, while lowest temperatures will range between 0°C to 4°C with a slight frost.
It will be mostly dry and mostly cloudy on Wednesday, with highs of 11°C to 13°C in light easterly winds. Some isolated showers are forecast, mainly in the north and east. Highest temperatures of 10°C to 14°C are forecast and it will be coolest along eastern coasts in a light to moderate easterly breeze.
It will be dry on Wednesday night with long clear spells developing. However, Met Éireann said that mist and fog will form in places in a light easterly breeze. Lowest temperatures will range from 1°C to 4°C.
Thursday will be another bright and mainly dry day with sunny spells. There will be highest temperatures of 9° to 14°C and it will be coolest in the east and southeast in moderate southeasterly winds.
Current indications from Met Éireann suggest that some rain may approach the west coast on Friday, but it is unlikely to cross the country, and it will remain mostly dry and settled for the end of the week and into the weekend.
Below average rainfall
Between 5 to 10mm of rain is expected over the next week, with highest totals in the northwest. Met Éireann has said this is below average for April.
There is good trafficabiltiy across all soils and soil moisture deficits by next weekend will be around 5mm in the northwest to 35mm in the southeast.
Drying conditions will improve a little later this week as the weather becomes mostly dry.