Mixed weather today
There will be showers early this evening but they will die out and it will become mostly dry with good clear spells according to Met Eireann.
The national weather forecaster said it will turn cold with lowest temperatures falling to between -1 and +2 degrees with a widespread sharp frost.
There was a cloudy and misty start to the day with outbreaks of rain clearing eastwards bringing drier conditions with some sunny spells for a time, but scattered showers in the west were due to spread eastwards during the afternoon.
Top temperatures today were expected to range from 9 to 12 degrees.