Met Éireann forecast a dull and wet day today ahead of a mostly dry weekend.
he forecaster predicts that next week will begin changeably and freshly, especially in the west. Warmer dry intervals will develop mid-week as high pressures build.
Today will be cloudy with scattered spells of rain or drizzle this morning.
More widespread rainfall will move into western regions during the morning and gradually spread eastward in the afternoon and evening, becoming heavy at times.
There will be high temperatures between 14C and 18C, with light to moderate breezes from the southwest.
Saturday will bring a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. There will be some decent dry intervals, especially later in the day with highs ranging from 15°C to 18°C in light to moderate westerly winds.
It will be dry in most areas overnight with some lingering showers along the west coasts with low temperatures between 9C and 11C in light to moderate westerly winds.
Sunday will be mostly dry for most of the country with some good sunny spells and isolated showers, mainly in western areas.
There will be high temperatures between 15C and 18C in light to moderate westerly winds.
It will be dry in many places overnight, accompanied by scattered showers, particularly in the west and northwest, spreading further inland towards morning.
There will be minimum temperatures between 9C and 12C in light to moderate westerly winds.
Monday will be mostly dry with periods of sunshine and isolated showers, more frequent in the west. Highest temperatures will be between 14C and 18C with mainly light westerly winds.
Clouds will form from the west overnight with scattered showers over the west coasts, with some clearer and drier periods elsewhere.
Temperatures are not expected to drop below 9C to 13C with light to moderate westerly winds.
There will be scattered showers with clear spells for Tuesday. The driest and sunniest conditions are expected in the east, with high temperatures of 16C to 20C.
It will become gradually warmer from Tuesday as the high pressure continues to build.
It will remain mostly dry until the middle of next week, although there will be occasional showers. Daytime temperatures will reach the 20s or 20s.