Today 25 May 2013 - 05:11
Mist or fog patches clearing.
Mostly dry today over the eastern half of the country with some sunny spells in places. Cloudy in the west and northwest with patchy rain or drizzle on the west coast becoming persistent and spreading further east during the day.
Top temperatures of 11 to 16 degrees and winds light
Mostly cloudy and misty overnight with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, through it will turn drier and clearer in parts of the northwest later in the night with local fog there around dawn. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees, lowest in the northwest.
Rather cloudy tomorrow, patchy rain or drizzle in places at first but it will brighten up with some sunny spells developing in places but some showers are likely also, mostly light. Top temperatures of 14 to 16 or possibly 17 degrees in moderate southwest winds. Becoming rather windy and wet in some northwestern areas in the evening.
Outlook is for cool and unsettled weather for the early days of next week but temperatures rising towards normal later in the week.
Sunday night : Mild, and rather windy on Sunday night, with persistent and at times heavy rain spreading eastwards, but turning more showery in western areas later in the night.
Monday: Heavy rain in eastern areas will give way to brighter but very showery conditions by late morning. The showers are likely to be heavy in many areas and prolonged and very heavy in many parts of the west and north with local thunder. Cool and blustery with fresh and gusty southwest, later veering westerly winds, strong in northern areas and top temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees C..
Tuesday: Tuesday will be another cool and extremely showery day with widespread showers, many heavy or of hail and some prolonged through the west and north with isolated thunderstorms also and local spot flooding. Afternoon temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees and windy in places with strong and blustery westerly winds especially in western and southwestern areas.
Wednesday: It will still be showery on Wednesday especially in eastern areas, but showers may not be quite as heavy as previous days, with some good sunny breaks developing in places and top temperatures reaching 12 to 16 degrees C.
The further outlook: Latest indications suggest temperatures will be close to normal on Thursday and Friday and while, Thursday should be mostly dry with some pleasant sunny spells, Friday will bring rather cloudy conditions with showery rain in places.