It looks like being a real mixed bag when it comes to the weather over the coming week.

According to Met Eireann today (Monday) will be dry at first but cloud will gradually build from the west and scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle will develop during the afternoon and will become persistent in western parts.

It will become increasingly windy as the day goes on as south to southeast winds become fresh to strong and gusty with gales developing in western coastal areas. Highest afternoon temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.

The national outlook is for unsettled weather overall with low pressure nearby throughout much of the coming week.

Another spell of very wet and windy weather will occur later today and early Tuesday. Temperatures will be above average on Monday and Monday night, returning closer to average through midweek.

Monday night: Heavy rain in the western areas, will spread slowly eastwards to all areas on Monday night, accompanied by strong winds with coastal gales or strong gales. Spot flooding likely. A mild night, with overnight minima of 8 to 11 degrees, lowering to 6 or 7 degrees in Atlantic coastal counties in the morning. Strong to gale force and gusty southerly winds will transfer eastwards overnight with southwesterly winds decreasing moderate to fresh in the west.

Tuesday: Tuesday will start out wet in all parts, with surface flooding on some roads. Widespread heavy rain will gradually give way to clearer, brighter and more showery conditions extending from the west through the morning and early afternoon. Some of those showers will be heavy and with a risk of hail and thunder near the coasts. Turning cool in the clearance, with afternoon highs around 7 to 9 degrees. Strong to gale force and gusty southerly winds over the eastern half of the country will gradually abate through the morning, veering moderate westerly with the clearance of the rain. Cold with clear spells and scattered heavy showers on Tuesday night, the showers mainly affecting western and southern coastal counties. South to southwest winds will be fresh to strong and gusty near coasts. Lows of 3 to 7 degrees, coldest in the east and north with a patchy frost possible.

Wednesday: A mix of bright or sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. The showers will likely be heaviest in Atlantic coastal counties, with a risk of hail and thunder there. Afternoon highs of 6 to 9 degrees in mostly moderate south to southwest winds, but strong and gusty near western and southern coasts. Clear spells and scattered heavy showers for Wednesday night. Winds veering southwest to west and continuing strong and gusty on western and southern coasts. Lows of 3 to 7 degrees with some frost possible in the east.

Thursday: Another day of sunshine and showers. Risk of hail and thunder gradually diminishing. Highs of 7 to 10 degrees. Fresh to strong and gusty west to southwest winds will veering westerly in the afternoon and moderate.

Friday and Weekend: Current indications for Friday suggest another spell of rain may move up over the country from the southwest followed by showery conditions over the weekend with low pressure situated to the northwest.

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