Mostly overcast today, with patches of light rain. The best of the limited sunny spells will be in the south and along eastern fringes. Relatively mild for the time of year with the highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees, however the moderate to fresh and occasionally gusty southwest winds will take the edge off those temperatures.
Remaining mostly overcast and dry tonight with just a few isolated patches of light rain about. Lows of 5 to 8 degrees in light to moderate southwest winds, fresh to strong near western and northwestern coasts.
Some brief sunny spells tomorrow, Tuesday, but generally cloudy again with occasional drizzle. More persistent rain will develop in the west during the afternoon, and this rain will track eastwards over the country through the evening and early night. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in moderate south to southwest winds.
Rain and wind moving in early Tuesday evening but eventually clearing eastwards, giving way to cooler fresher conditions from the west, with clear spells and scattered showers. The showers will become frequent in western areas towards dawn, turning heavy with hail and a risk of isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures will fall to between 0 and 4 degrees after the rain clears with the potential for some frost and icy patches in sheltered spots. Winds will veer light to moderate west to northwest with the passage of the rain.
A colder day with sunshine and widespread windy showers. Some of the showers will be heavy with hail and a risk of isolated thunderstorms, and a few may turn wintry over hills and mountains, especially towards evening. Afternoon temperatures will range 6 to 9 degrees but it will feel colder in the brisk northwest wind. The showers will become increasingly confined to western and northwestern coasts on Wednesday night and much of the country will be dry, clear and cold. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees with frost and icy patches forming. Northwest winds will continue moderate to fresh near some coasts but will fall mainly light inland.
Many areas dry with some sunshine to begin on Thursday, but cloud will tend to increase from the northwest during the morning bringing patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Afternoon temperatures will range 7 to 9 degrees with light to moderate northwest breezes. Scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle look likely to feed down from the north on Thursday night. Lows of 3 to 7 degrees in a freshening northwest wind, increasing strong on exposed coasts.