overcastTUESDAY MAY 26th: Rather cloudy at first, some local drizzle but this should soon clear and sunny spells will develop. Winds light to moderate westerly. Feeling mild in the afternoon as temperatures climb close to 20c. OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy at first, more general cloud cover by dawn. Lows of 5c or 6c in light SW breezes.

WEDNESDAY MAY 27th: Overcast with a spell of persistant rain developing in the mid-morning. Winds SW will freshen with the arrival of the rain. A clearance from the west will extend eastwards towards the evening and winds will back west, remaining fresh and at times gusty as some showers follow from the west. Highs of 13c or 14c at best. OVERNIGHT: Showers dying out and becoming cool as lows drop to around 3c or 4c under clear skies. Winds light NW.

THURSDAY MAY 28th: Sunny at first however cloud will bubble up and a few showers will develop for the afternoon, heaviest across northern areas of the region. Cool with highs of just 13c or 14c in a NW breeze. OVERNIGHT: Showers dying out generally and turning cold with lows of 2c or 3c, perhaps lower in rural areas sheltered from the light NW breeze leading to a grass frost.

FRIDAY MAY 29th: A fine start to the day, however yet again cloud will bubble up and heavy showers – more widespread than Thursday will get going. Breezy from the NW making it feel cool as highs reach just 12c or 13c at best. OVERNIGHT: Cold and clear once again, lows of 1c or 2c in light west to northwest breezes.

SATURDAY MAY 30th: Fine and sunny at first. Cloud will increase throughout the day to become totally overcast by evening, however it should by and large hold dry with just a small chance of an isolated afternoon shower in light to moderate westerly breezes. A little milder too as highs get up to around 16c, perhaps 17c. Rain in the west in the early evening will spread east during the late evening and early night clearing later in moderate to fresh SW winds. Lows of 6c to 8c.

SUNDAY MAY 31st: Partly cloudy to begin before further cloud spreads in from the west during the late morning with widespread heavy and persistant rain developing. Cool in fresh west winds with highs of 11c or 12c at best. OVERNIGHT: Wet and windy at first, but a clearance from the west will spread eastwards with some showers following on. Cool with lows of 3c to 7c in moderate to fresh NW winds.

MONDAY JUNE 1st: A mixed day is expected with few sunny spells and heavy showers, at times prolonged. Breezy and cool throughout with highs of 10c to 12c. OVERNIGHT: Showers, some prolonged will continue for a time before clearing later. Lows of 5c to 7c in light to moderate west to northwest breezes.

OUTLOOK: Some settled weather is likely to develop from midweek onwards: Tuesday and Wednesday sees further showers, but increasingly milder as winds switch SW. Wednesday and Thursday should be dry with warm temperatures developing Thursday as winds switch to a more SE direction gradually. Into next weekend, high pressure to the NE of Ireland will establish a continental flow over Ireland bringing summer-like conditions with highs getting into the low 20s over many parts of Ireland with western areas getting the best of the temperatures.

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