The Met Éireann Irish weather forecast for the weekend is set to change following a few days of glorious sunshine.
Temperatures are forecast to drop as low as -1 on Saturday night.
Friday, March 29 is to be dry and sunny across much of the midlands, south and east. Cloudier elsewhere however with perhaps the odd spot of drizzle.
Friday night will be overall dry and calm. Clear spells will persist for a time across the south and east, but with thickening cloud across the north and west bringing some patchy rain later. Mist and fog patches too. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees, coldest in the south with local grass frost here.
Saturday will start out mostly cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain across the northern half of the country, moving into the southern half of the country later in the afternoon.
Amounts will be minimal however with many areas staying fully dry and calm. Brighter skies will break through across the northern half of the country into the afternoon and early evening. Northerly breezes will set in later though. Highest temperatures will range 9 to 13 degrees.
Becoming colder and more unsettled next week.
Saturday night will be mostly dry and calm, with just a few outbreaks of rain in the southwest where it will be cloudy. It will be a cold night, with minimum temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees and a frost developing in clear spells. Less cold in the southwest, with lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.
Sunday will be a mostly dry day with sunny spells, although there may be a few isolated spots of rain.
It will be cool, with maximum temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees in the north and east and 11 to 13 degrees in the west and south, in light to moderate northeast to east winds. Sunday night will be mostly dry and cloudy. Not quite as cold as Saturday night, with minimum temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees.
Monday is set to be cloudy, with outbreaks of rain affecting most parts of the country. It will be another cool day, with maximum temperatures of 8 or 9 degrees in the northern half of the country and 10 or 11 degrees further south. Westerly winds will gradually freshen throughout the day. Monday night will be cold with clear spells developing and minimum temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees, with a slight risk of frost.
Tuesday is forecast to be a cold and blustery day, with fresh northwesterly winds, strong along western and northern coasts. There will be some sunny spells, but also fairly widespread showers with the risk of hail. Maximum temperatures of just 6 to 9 degrees. Showers will clear overnight and clear spells will develop, with minimum temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees and a slight risk of frost.
Mostly dry on Wednesday, with the fresh northwesterly winds gradually easing. Another cool day, with maximum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees. Cold on Wednesday night.
Outlook: Remaining cool and unsettled for the rest of the week, with overnight frosts possible.
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