According to Met Eireann’s forecast, Dublin is set for a mostly dry week.
However, temperatures are predicted be drop to freezing levels as the week progresses. This morning will see some sunny spells, although Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather warned of a “band of rain” striking the country in the afternoon and evening.
The temperatures highest today will likely reach 8 to 10 degrees, becoming gustier with southwesterly winds increasing. While the rainfall will cease tonight, it will be clear yet cold at 0 to 2 degrees by nightfall.
Thursday night is set to be mostly clear in the beginning, with cloud gradually building from the west. Patchy light rain or drizzle may develop in parts of the north, west and far southwest, while other areas are likely to stay largely dry. Low temperatures are expected to range between 0 and 5 degrees across the country, with the lowest preferred temperature in the south and southeast.
A breeze from a light to moderate southwesterly wind will be refreshing, particularly near coastal northern regions.
On Friday, skies will remain overcast, but expect some hazy sunny spells throughout the day. Despite this dry weather, a few light rain and drizzle outbreaks may occur at times. The east and south are most likely to remain dry with the highest temperatures of 10-12 degrees under southwesterly winds that will prove fresher at times on northern coasts.
On Friday night, skies will remain cloudy with only limited clear spells and temperatures ranging from 4 to 8 degrees. Little chance of rain with only isolated patches of light rain or drizzle, and the breeze staying mostly light in a Southwesterly direction.
Moving onto Saturday, mixed cloud and sunshine is expected with dry conditions for the majority of areas. Temperatures will reach up to 9-11 degrees early on with a light to moderate South to Southwest breeze. Temperatures drop again in the evening reaching 3 to 7 degrees.