Tonight will remain mild with patchy rain and drizzle at first, but a band of persistent and locally heavy rain will spread from the northwest.
Drier conditions with clear spells will follow later in the night, reaching most parts by morning.
It will be windy for a time with fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds, which will veer northwest towards morning and moderate away from windward coasts. Temperatures will dip to between 4 and 6 Celsius by tomorrow morning (Monday).
The last of the rain will clear southwards on Monday morning to give a bright day with some sunny spells and just a few isolated showers.
It will be a cooler day than of late with afternoon highs of 6 to 8 Celsius.
Moderate west to northwest winds, fresh for a time near windward coasts, will ease everywhere towards evening.
The brighter weather is not going to last though, as Tuesday and the first part of Wednesday will be dull, with occasional showers and temperatures of 5 to 8 Celsius. The showers will clear by Wednesday evening, bringing slightly brighter spells.
On Thursday – St. Brigid’s Day – we will see more of the same – dull with showers and temperatures of around 7 degrees.
The rain will clear by Friday, bringing a brighter day with just a chance of an occasional shower. Temperatures will remain similar throughout the weekend.