It's set to be a mostly wet night ahead with heavy showers forecast for much of Co Kildare, with a risk of hail and thunder also.
Scattered showers about early tonight mostly in the east, but they will become isolated with long clear spells developing. Southwesterly breezes will ease off, and back southerly by morning. Rather cold, with lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.
A cool but mostly dry and bright start to Tuesday with sunny spells. Becoming breezy in the afternoon with increasing cloud, as outbreaks of rain gradually move in from the west. Top temperatures 11 to 13 degrees.
Tuesday night: Mild and breezy on Tuesday night with outbreaks of rain spreading countrywide. Some heavy falls will occur, especially in western and southern coastal counties, particularly about high ground, with spot flooding likely. Moderate to fresh and gusty southerly winds, will be strong to near gale on coasts. Minimum temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees Celsius will occur early in the night, rising 12 to 15 degrees Celsius by dawn.
Wednesday: Wednesday will start out dull, damp and breezy but rather mild with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, heavy in places with spot flooding likely in parts of the west and south.
The rain will gradually become lighter and patchier through the day and longer drier intervals will develop, especially away from southern and western coastal counties. Top temperatures 13 to 15 degrees Celsius in moderate to fresh and gusty southerly winds, strong at times in the coastal fringes.
Mild and misty on Wednesday night with outbreaks of rain and drizzle continuing, mainly in southern and western counties. Drier elsewhere with some clear breaks developing and patches of mist and fog.
Southerly winds will decrease moderate over land and back southeast, but will continue strong to near gale and gusty near Atlantic coasts. Lows of 9 to 12 degrees.
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