After a freezing cold weekend on the Emerald Isle, this week’s Irish weather forecast of milder conditions may be welcome news.
Irish weather forecast experts Met Eireann have predicted a dry start to Monday before heavy rain arrives.
Overnight temperatures will recover slightly above freezing for most, but the days will be unsettled and cold.
Monday morning frost
After sub-zero temperatures overnight on Sunday, Monday is set for a frosty start in Ireland.
The Irish weather forecast predicts it will stay dry everywhere with sunny spells clearing any early icy patches quickly.
Temperatures will recover by late morning, reaching highs of 9C in the south and 7C in the capital.
Ulster counties will also enjoy spells of sunshine but with lower temperatures leaving Belfast a rather chilly 5C for the afternoon.
Light winds will be variable until moving south along the west coast towards the evening.
Conditions will stay milder overnight with highest temperatures of 8C in the southeast and lowest of 2C in the northeast, with an average of between 3C and 7C elsewhere.
Rain will arrive in Munster in the early hours of Tuesday morning before spreading eastward before dawn.
The whole of Ireland will be under a band of rain by Tuesday morning with a mix of patchy rain and drizzle falling until the early afternoon.
Showers will clear in the north and east later in the day before clearing elsewhere on Tuesday night.
Temperatures will reach 10C in Dublin and Cork on Tuesday with lows of 7C in the north.
The last of the drizzle will stay in the southern tip of Ireland overnight before spreading countrywide in time for another wet day on Wednesday.
Temperatures will remain between 7C and 10C throughout the day with fresh southeasterly winds making it feel colder.
Showers will continue with heavier outbreaks of widespread rain falling, becoming more frequent in the east and south.
A break from the cold
The Irish weather forecast predicts showers will continue throughout Wednesday night but temperatures will not be as low as previous nights.
Despite the rain, temperatures will maintain a warmer than normal 7C in the southeast and not drop below 4C elsewhere.
The unsettled weather will continue for the rest of the week with more rain forecast for Thursday and Friday.
Low pressure over Ireland will see a mix of sunny spells and sporadic showers until the weekend.
Temperatures will remain average for November, varying between 7C and 10C during the day and 2C and 6C overnight.
Southeasterly winds will stay fresh making it feel cold in rural and coastal areas.
The west will stay the driest on Thursday night with the east coast getting most of the rain.
Friday will see sunny spells in places throughout the day before frequent showers spread east in the afternoon.
As the final week of November approaches the Irish weather forecast continues predictably unsettled.
Our advice is to prepare for anything and embrace the Emerald Isle whatever the weather.
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