Met Eireann weather forecast for the weekend

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Met Eireann has forecast temperatures up to 15 degrees across the country this weekend. 

On Thursday, weather will be mostly cloudy and dry with some bright or sunny spells breaking through at times. However, there are outbreaks of rain near western coastal fringes and some patches of mist and drizzle lingering along southern coastal counties. Top temperatures will reach 11 to 14 degrees in a fresh to strong and gusty southerly wind, but winds will be very strong along southwest and western coastal fringes. High seas with the risk of some coastal flooding.

Thursday night will be mild and breezy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the west early in the night, gradually extending eastwards later. It will be cloudy with mist near coasts and hills. Lowest temperatures will remain at 9 to 11 degrees in strong and gusty southerly winds, but very strong near southwest and west coasts.

Friday is expected to be cloudy and breezy according to Met Eireann forecasters with outbreaks of rain and drizzle at first but the rain and drizzle will become confined to western and northern areas later with some sunny spells developing in the south and east. Very mild with top temperatures reaching 12 to 15 degrees in fresh to strong south to southeasterly winds.

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

Much of the country will be dry on Friday night with clear spells. However, patchy rain will reach western coastal districts towards dawn. Minimum temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in fresh southerly winds.

Saturday will be dry and fine to start across the eastern half of the country on Saturday but outbreaks of rain affecting western areas will move in during the afternoon.

A clearance will follow into the west with some late sunshine expected. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in moderate southwest breezes. Rain clearing from the east on Saturday night to leave it largely dry nationwide with clear spells. A chillier night than of late with lows of 2 to 4 degrees.

It looks set to be a mostly dry day on Sunday with a mix of cloud and sunny intervals. A few patches of mist or drizzle about also, mainly in the south and west. Mild with highs of 12 to 15 degrees in moderate southeasterly breezes. Dry and breezy overnight with clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees.

Monday: Current indications suggest it will be a mainly dry day with good sunny spells but there is the chance of mist or drizzle in southern coastal areas. Very mild with highest temperatures ranging 11 to 16 degrees in moderate southeasterly breezes. Dry overnight with clear spells and lows of 3 to 6 degrees.

Tuesday: Another dry day is expected with a mix of cloud and sunshine. However, there is the chance of further drizzle and mist along southern coasts. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.

A status yellow wind warning is in place for Kerry for Thursday night into Friday morning.