Weather: Sunny spells and scattered showers; maximum temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees

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Weather: Sunny spells and scattered showers; maximum temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees

High waves hit against Dun Laoghaire pier in Dublin in December 2015 | Image: Rollingnews.ie

Today

Thursday will see some sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will be fairly widespread this morning, but they will tend to retreat to the west and north of the country this afternoon.

Maximum temperatures today of 6 to 10 degrees - with the highest temperatures along southern and Atlantic coasts.

Winds will be mostly moderate or fresh southwesterly.

Tonight

Tonight, showers will continue to affect the west and northwest but elsewhere it will be largely dry and cold at first with clear spells.

Southerly winds will freshen overnight as cloud builds in from the Atlantic.

Heavy rain and very strong winds will arrive in Atlantic coastal counties towards dawn, before spreading quickly eastwards.

Minimum temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees, but temperatures becoming much milder in the latter half of the night.