Tonight will continue windy with gales in coastal areas but the rain will give way to showery conditions as the night goes on, with some dry spells developing. Minimum temperatures 10 to 12 Celsius, with strong southerly winds at first, veering southwesterly.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, will remain windy and blustery, with a mixture of bright intervals and scattered blustery showers, some of them heavy and possibly prolonged at times in parts of the north and northwest. Maximum temperatures 15 to 19 Celsius, mildest in the east Fresh to strong southwesterly winds for most of the day, easing only slowly, later backing southwest to south.
The early part of Tuesday night will be dry apart from isolated showers and winds will continue to moderate while backing southerly. However, as the night goes on, rain will spread from the south and southeasterly winds will begin to freshen again. By Wednesday morning, rain will affect all parts of the country and will persist for the morning and much of the afternoon, turning heavy in places. However, there will be a clearance from the west during Wednesday evening, leaving only isolated showers and moderate to fresh, westerly winds.
Thursday will have a mixture of sunny intervals and scattered showers, along with moderate southwesterly breezes. Thursday night will become mainly dry but there are signs that outbreaks of rain will develop in parts of the southwest and south later. Rain is likely to persist in the south for much of Friday and may spread elsewhere for a time also, but drier conditions should develop countrywide by early night. Latest guidance suggests that Saturday may be a dry day with light winds and some sunshine. However, it appears likely that rain will extend from the Atlantic for Sunday and Monday next.
Through the week, temperatures will be no better than normal at any stage and the wetter days will be particularly cool.