There will be sunny spells today
Met Eireann says today will be a bright, fresh day with sunny spells and showers. The showers will be mainly over the western half of the country with just isolated showers in the east. It will become cloudy from the southwest during the day, with persistent rain developing in the west and southwest towards evening. Highs of 7 to 10 degrees with moderate to fresh southwest to west winds.
Outbreaks of rain will spread countrywide tonight. The rain will be persistent and heavy in places towards dawn. Lows of 4 to 7 degrees will occur this evening and early tonight, with temperatures rising 7 to 10 degrees by the end of the night. Increasingly windy overnight, with south to southwest winds increasing strong to gale force and gusty by morning. Severe gusts are possible near Atlantic coasts towards dawn, with the threat of coastal flooding due to very high seas.