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Met Eireann has predicted a cool and breezy weekend with blustery showers forecast for the next couple of days before milder, spring-like conditions arrive in time for St Patrick’s Day.

Current indication are for Wednesday, March 17 to remain mild and dry with partly cloudy skies and highest temperatures of 11 to 16 degrees.

In the meantime, there will be sunny spells and heavy blustery showers this morning with a risk of hail or sleet and isolated thunderstorms.

However it will become increasingly cloudy through the afternoon, with bands of more persistent showery rain extending from the west in the evening.

Highest temperatures will be between 6 and 9 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty south-westerly winds.

Bands of rain will quickly clear to showers with a continued risk of hail or sleet and isolated thunderstorms tonight, while it will be cold with lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees.

Another day of sunny spells and blustery showers again tomorrow, with more hail and isolated thunderstorms. The showers will be most frequent and heaviest in the west and northwest. Highest temperatures will be between 5 to 9 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty west to northwest winds.

Showers will continue to affect the west and north on Saturday night but they will be lighter in nature. It will be mainly dry elsewhere with variable cloud and clear spells.

Sunday will be a mostly cloudy day with rain and drizzle extending from the northwest, to all areas during the day, turning heavy at times in the northwest. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds.

This showery rain will become confined to the northwest overnight with occasional clear spells developing elsewhere. However, it will be milder than recent nights with lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in moderate westerly winds.

Monday will be a mild and mostly cloudy day with patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, and it will be another mild night with lowest temperatures of 8 or 9 degrees as westerly winds fall mostly light.

After a mostly cloudy start good sunny spells will develop on Tuesday, to give a very pleasant day for most. However it will remain chilliest in the north in light to moderate north-westerly winds with highest temperatures of 11 to 16 degrees.
Current indication are for St Patricks Day (Wednesday) to remain mild and dry with partly cloudy skies and highest temperatures of 11 to 16 degrees.

Further outlook is for winds out of the northeast to introduce somewhat cooler air towards the end of the week, however it will remain mostly dry and settled.

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