IRELAND will enjoy a break from cloudy conditions as sunny spells are set to hit large parts of the country today, Met Eireann has forecast.
The change is due to a high pressure system set to move over Ireland, creating dry and settled conditions for the weekend.
Though it will remain drizzly in eastern counties until this evening and "light outbreaks" of rain are still possible at the beginning of next week.
Temperatures will peak at between 15 and 18 degrees and tonight will be mostly dry with a few isolated showers.
Mist and patches of fog will appear in some areas tomorrow morning, lifting in the afternoon “to give a largely dry day with sunny spells”, a Met Eireann forecaster said.
Temperatures will range between 4 and 8 degrees tomorrow evening and it will remain mostly dry across the country, with the exception of a few light showers in parts of Ulster.
Here is Met Eireann’s breakdown of the national outlook:
Sunday night: Continuing mainly dry overnight with clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees in a light west to northwest. Mist and fog will form again, becoming quite dense in some places.
Monday: Monday will be a mostly dry day with some sunny spells after any morning mist and fog clears but patchy light rain and drizzle will affect parts of Ulster at times through the day. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in a light to moderate west to northwest breeze.
Monday Night: Patchy light rain and drizzle continuing over Ulster but drier further south with clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees. Mist and fog will once again develop in light northwesterly breezes.
Tuesday: Most areas will stay dry on Tuesday with sunny spells but there will be well scattered light showers over the northern half of the country. Highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees in a light westerly or variable breeze.
Wednesday: Much the same conditions on Wednesday but perhaps a bit cloudier. Dry for much of the country with just passing showers along northern and northwestern coasts. Highest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees in light breezes.
Further outlook: A lot of uncertainty towards the end of the week but current indications suggest a breakdown to more unsettled conditions through Thursday and Friday.