Friday's weather: Sunny spells at first followed by outbreaks of rain

Information supplied by Met Éireann

Friday's weather: Sunny spells at first followed by outbreaks of rain

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Today

Bright or sunny spells at first, and a few showers, these mainly affecting Atlantic coastal counties. Cloud will thicken from the south, however, and outbreaks of rain will develop in southeast Leinster from late morning. This rain will gradually spread northwards to affect eastern coastal counties, with the heaviest and most persistent rain reserved for the east coast.

Many midland areas will hold dry, though showers will continue to affect Atlantic coastal regions.

Southwesterly winds, strong to gale about the west and northwest coast at first, will gradually moderate, becoming light variable inland this afternoon. Maximum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.

Tonight

Any remaining rain or sleet in the east will clear early tonight. Scattered showers will spread eastwards overnight and some of these could turn wintry.

Skies will clear later in the night, and frost and icy patches will form as temperatures drop between -2 and +2 degrees. Light to moderate west to southwest breezes.