Met Eireann national weather forecast for the weekend.
Rain in western coastal counties will extend eastwards on Friday evening, with further rain to follow overnight, heavy and persistent at times across the west and southwest of the country.
The rain will tend to become lighter and patchier towards dawn. A relatively mild night with lows of 5 to 8 degrees in southwest breezes.
Saturday morning will be cloudy and misty with occasional patches of light rain and drizzle; brighter intervals will develop more widely in the afternoon. A mild and breezy day with highs of 9 to 13 degrees in gusty southwest to west winds.
Saturday night will be mild and cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle, fresh west to southwest winds and no frost.
Sunday will be mild, mostly cloudy and rather windy on Sunday.
Some persistent rain in northern areas at first, but otherwise just scattered outbreaks of rain, with some dry periods also.
Afternoon temperatures 10 and 13 degrees Celsius. Fresh and blustery southwest winds will be strong in western and northern areas.
Rain will spread southeastwards on Sunday night and will be heavy in places.
A clearance will develop over Ulster and much of Connacht before dawn and it will turn cold there, with slack winds. So some fog will form and there is a risk of some frost also.
On Monday, rain will clear southwards on Monday morning and cooler conditions with sunshine and a few showers will follow, though the south may stay mild and damp. Cold and mostly dry on Monday night with frost in many areas.
Tuesday will be rather cold and dry in most places on Tuesday with sunny spells but cloud thickening in the west and northwest with rain towards evening. Afternoon temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius. Freshening southwest winds will bring rain southwards Tuesday night.
Extended outlook is for rather cold showery conditions over the following few days and windy at times, some showers possibly wintry.