Cloudy and misty today. Many eastern areas dry this morning.
Bands of showery rain will spread from the west during the late morning and afternoon.
Some heavy downpours will occur locally - especially across the west with a risk of hail and thunder. Southwest winds will increase strong with gale gusts in the west.
Highest temperatures 12 to 15 degrees.
Tonight will very blustery with occasional heavy showers.
The showers will be prolonged and very heavy in the south and west - some squally.
Southwest winds veering west will be up to gale force widely with some severe gusts in the south and southwest with the risk of flooding.
Lowest temperatures 5 to 8 degrees.
National weather warning
A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Galway, Clare, Kerry and Limerick.
Spells of heavy rain will lead to accumulations of 30 to 40mm - with higher totals possible in upland areas.
The alert is in place from 2.00pm on Friday until 2.00pm on Saturday.