After widespread rain this morning, dry conditions with sunny spells will develop countrywide by afternoon, however, it said that early tonight, rain will spread from the southwest to all areas once again.
According to Met Eireann, it will be rather windy up to early afternoon, with strong and gusty, southerly winds veering westerly, but then backing southwest and moderating for a time.
There’ll be highest temperatures today, 9 to 13 degrees Celsius, mildest in the south, it said.
Rain will continue in all parts of the country tonight, with some heavy falls likely in the west and southwest, according to Met Eireann.
Southwesterly winds will strengthen everywhere also but it will be fairly mild and it said there’ll be lowest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees Celsius.
After a wet start tomorrow (Tuesday), rain will clear southeastwards across the country during the morning, with showers soon following.
Some heavy falls of rain are likely to occur in many places Wednesday however, on Thursday morning, Christmas Eve, the rain will soon clear, Met Eireann said.
It said that winds will veer westerly fresh to strong, and showers will develop as the day goes on, some turning wintry on higher ground.
Showers will continue in the west and north on Thursday night but elsewhere will be mainly dry, with slackening southwesterly breezes allowing ground frost to develop locally, it said.
Christmas Day will start cold and bright in many places but cloud and rain will develop across the southern half of the country during the morning, according to Met Eireann.
The rain will move further north to affect all areas during the afternoon and evening, turning heavy at times, it said.
Winds will become moderate to fresh, it said, easterly in northern counties and this will keep it feeling cold there, but winds will be moderate to fresh, southerly elsewhere making it feel a lot milder.
Rain will continue in most places overnight into St. Stephen’s Day, Met Eireann said.
St. Stephen’s Day
According to Met Eireann, St. Stephen’s Day itself will remain quite wet until drier conditions develop in the evening and early night.
Southerly winds will strengthen on St. Stephen’s Day but it will be rather mild, with temperatures several degrees above normal everywhere, it said.
Sunday and the early days of next week will remain rather mild for the time of year but with ongoing fresh or strong, mainly southerly winds and it said there will be dry periods at first but spells of rain will occur thereafter.