The weather forecast for the upcoming weekend in Ireland is expected to be mostly cool with occasional showers. On Friday, April 21, it will start off dry with some spells of sunshine for many, but cloud cover will increase across the southern half of the country as the morning progresses. Ulster will stay mostly dry and sunny for the remainder of the day, while Leinster, Munster, and Connacht will experience some showers, especially during the evening. The highest temperatures will range from 12° to 16°, with the warmest temperatures in Ulster and a moderate to fresh northeast breeze. Overnight, it will be mostly cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle, but some northern and northwestern areas will be dry and clear. Minimum temperatures will be 5° to 8° in a moderate east to northeast breeze.
Saturday, April 22, is expected to be mostly cloudy with showery rain at times, and some heavy downpours are possible, especially in the midlands and south. Top temperatures will generally range from 9° to 12°, but may touch 13° or 14° degrees in any brighter spells, with light to moderate northerly or variable winds. Showery rain in the east and south is expected to clear on Saturday night to leave a cold night with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud. Lowest temperatures will be 1° to 4° in light or moderate northerly breezes.
On Sunday, April 23, there will be some bright spells, but there will be a good deal of cloud overall, with scattered showers. Showers may turn heavy and prolonged in the northeast later in the day. Maximum temperatures on Sunday will be 10° to 15°, coolest in the north in moderate northwest winds. On Sunday night, showers will continue across the north and east but with long dry periods in the south and west. It will be a cold night, with lowest temperatures ranging from 2° to 5° in light northerly winds.
Following the weekend, Monday, April 24, will be a fresh and breezy day with a mix of cloud and some bright spells. It is expected to remain largely dry, but the odd shower may occur. Maximum temperatures will be 8° to 11° in a fresh and gusty northerly breeze. It will be cold on Monday night with clear spells, and there is the potential for a widespread frost as temperatures dip to between -2° to +3°.
Overall, it is important to note that the weather in Ireland can be unpredictable, and it is always best to check the forecast regularly and plan accordingly. It is also important to dress appropriately for the weather conditions, especially during the cooler and wetter months.