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Wrap up warm: It's going to be a cold week

More rain and frost are on the way.

IT’S A CHILLY morning in many parts of the country today, with frost in certain areas.

Met Éireann has said today will be largely dry with sunny spells, after a cold and frosty start. There will also be isolated showers, mainly in the north.

There will be light breezes and temperatures will peak at seven to 10 degrees.

Tonight will have some clear spells, mainly in the east. Cloud will thicken in the west, with outbreaks of rain developing in Atlantic coastal counties before dawn and gradually spreading eastwards.

Frost will develop in places as temperatures fall to between minus one and plus two degrees. Winds will become moderate to fresh along Atlantic coasts.

Tuesday and Wednesday 

Met Éireann says rain will become widespread tomorrow morning, but brighter, clearer and more showery conditions will follow from the west during the afternoon. Outbreaks of rain will persist until evening in eastern areas, however.

Maximum temperatures will hit eight to 13 degrees. It will be mildest in Connacht, Munster and south Leinster. Light to moderate southerly winds will veer northwesterly during the afternoon and evening, increasing fresh to strong and gusty near coasts.

Scattered showers will affect Atlantic coastal counties on Tuesday night, particularly in the west and northwest. Temperatures will dip to between two to six degrees.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, apart from a few bright or sunny spells across eastern, with scattered showers. The showers will be heaviest over the western half of the country.

Temperatures will peak at eight to 11 degrees in mostly moderate westerly breezes, fresh to strong near Atlantic coasts.

Wednesday night will be cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain continuing. It’ll be driest in eastern areas and along the south coast. Temperatures will dip to five to eight degrees.

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