Thursday's weather: Cool, bright and breezy with widespread scattered showers

Information supplied by Met Éireann

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It will be cool, bright and breezy today with sunny spells and scattered showers across the country.

Highest temperatures will reach 8 to 11 degrees

Tonight will be cold, mostly dry and clear early, with a widespread sharp and local severe frost away from southwestern and western coastal counties. Cloud will thicken from the west overnight clearing the frost from many areas, but frost persisting in the east. Some patchy rain on the west coast by dawn.

Overnight lows will ranging from 0 to -2 degrees in the east to 5 or 6 degrees in the west.