Data supplied by Met Éireann
Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Cold tonight but overall a lot of dry weather. Rain and hail showers, mainly confined to north and northwest coasts. Long clear spells for much of the night ahead, but cloud will increase at times for north and northwest areas. Northerly breezes will ease and temperatures will fall to between -2 to + 2 degrees Celsius, with frost and possibly a few icy patches in places.
Thursday 27 April
Wednesday will begin mostly dry with any frost quickly clearing. Best of the sunshine to begin and end the day; but with a mix of cloud and brighter spells generally. Long dry spells will occur, but with well scattered showers about too; most of these for north and northwest coastal counties. Temperatures will still be rather cool for late April, with afternoon maxima of just 8 to 10 degrees Celsius, in mostly moderate north to northwest breezes.
Overall: Less cold, but still changeable with rain or showers at times over the weekend.
Wednesday night will be cold with clear spells and some scattered light showers. Winds light to moderate northwesterly. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 C., with frost in places, mainly in Leinster and Munster, where temperatures will be at their lowest.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with just a few bright or sunny spells. Further showers also, but these mostly light. Top temperatures of 9 to 12 C., with light to moderate north to northwest breezes. Cool Thursday night, with lows of 2 to 5 C., with most places likely to be frost free. Some patches of mist and fog may form close to dawn Friday.
Friday will be mostly cloudy, but with occasional bright or sunny spells. Mostly dry also, with just the odd light shower. Top temperatures of 9 to 12 C., in light to moderate variable breezes. Cool overnight, with some patches of mist and fog, but frost unlikely.
Saturday will be noticeably milder than of late, with top temperatures of 11 to 14 C., in moderate southerly breezes. Some bright or short sunny spells in the eastern half of the country, but mostly cloudy elsewhere. Some patchy rain or drizzle will develop also, timing uncertain, but probably in the second half of the day in Atlantic coastal counties. Mild, misty and cloudy overnight, with the rain becoming more widespread. Breezy also with fresh southeasterly winds.
Staying changeable for the rest of the weekend. At this stage it looks as if Sunday will be breezy, misty and mostly cloudy, with rain in many areas, heaviest over Munster and Connacht. But turning more showery during Monday.
Report issued:25/04/2017 22:21