Met Eireann weather forecast for the weekend
The Met Eireann weather forecast for the weekend is dry in parts but showery in others with a band of rain expected to cover the country on Saturday night.
Cool, bright and blustery on Friday afternoon with occasional showers, some heavy with a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms in parts of the north and northeast.
The showers will become more isolated this evening with better sunny spells developing. Top temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees Celsius in fresh and gusty west to northwest winds.
Scattered showers continuing in parts of Ulster and Connacht overnight, but becoming largely dry elsewhere with good clear spells developing. Chilly with minimum temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees Celsius in moderate northwest breezes.
It will be dry in most areas on Saturday with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. However, there will be a few showers, mainly in Ulster and north Connacht but the odd shower will drift into north Leinster in the afternoon.
Cloud will thicken across the western half of the country on Saturday evening. Top temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees Celsius in mostly light, variable winds.
A band of rain will sweep in from the Atlantic on Saturday night giving a spell of rain to all areas. Minimum temperatures will range from 9 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.
A wet start across the country on Sunday with outbreaks of rain. However, the rain is expected to clear quickly eastwards with the last of the rain clearing from the east coast around lunchtime.
spells and scattered blustery showers will follow as the rain eases with the best of any sunshine expected in eastern counties during the evening. Highest temperatures of between 16 and 20 degrees, the best values in the east of the country.
Clear spells and scattered showers on Sunday night with the showers most frequent in Ulster and Connacht.
On Monday, a ridge of high pressure will build across Ireland giving a predominantly dry day with a mix of cloud and sunny spells.
However, a few showers are likely across Ulster early in the day. Staying dry overnight with clear spells. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees in light, variable breezes.
Current indications suggest it will hold dry across many central and eastern areas on Tuesday with some warm sunshine.
However, cloud will thicken during the day in the west and rain is possible here towards evening. Rain will extend eastwards to all areas overnight but rainfall totals in the east will be small. Maximum temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees in moderate southerly winds.
The latest guidance indicates Wednesday will be a bright day with a mix of cloud, sunny spells and just a few scattered light showers. Top temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in fresh southwest winds.