14 February 2010 05:09
Today Frost in many areas at first, with a risk of icy patches, but the frost will clear gradually and most places will be dry and bright during the morning. However, patches of rain and drizzle in parts of the north and northwest will spread slowly southwards as the day progresses. Amounts will be very small and most of Munster and the southern half of Leinster will stay dry. Maximum temperatures 5 to 9 Celsius, in a light west to northwest or variable wind.
Tonight, there will be further patches of rain and drizzle, mainly along Atlantic coasts. Not as cold as recent night, but there is still a risk of frost where breaks of cloud occur, mainly in parts of Munster, Leinster and east Connacht. Minimum temperatures Minus 1 to plus 4 Celsius. A few mist or fog patches also.
Tomorrow, more persistent rain will spread from the north, followed by clearer weather, with scattered showers. Turing very cold later, with a risk of wintry showers on hills in the north and northwest. Max. 6 to 9 Celsius, in a moderate west to northwest wind.
Headline : Cold and unsettled for the rest of the week. From Tuesday to Saturday, inclusive, there will be some, dry intervals, but occasional showers will occur in most areas also, especially on Tuesday and on Wednesday, when showers are likely to be most widespread. Some of the showers will be heavy and of hail, with a risk of thunder and there is also a risk of sleet or snow, mainly over mountains. It will be cold, with daytime temperatures in the range 5 to 8 Celsius and frost will be widespread at night, with a risk of icy patches. Breezy much of the time also.