Drier conditions on the way after Sunday rain

Following a frosty and sunny start to Sunday, a spell of heavy rain as well as some mixed wintry precipitation will cross the country during the evening hours.

Between 5mm and 20 mm of rain will fall on Sunday night and early Monday morning with the highest totals in western, northern and eastern coastal counties. Lesser amounts can be expected in inland Munster and Leinster.

Some sleet or falls of snow (highlighted by the diagonal lines in the below video) can be expected on mountains in north Connacht and inland Ulster. On Saturday, snow was recorded in the Glenshane Pass in Derry's Sperrin Mountains.

Monday will be breezy with passing showers, mainly of rain but some of hail or sleet on higher ground away from the west and north coast.

The outlook for beyond Monday is for drier and sunnier conditions thaN of late and a growing risk of overnight frosts. Daytime temperatures by week's end will range 6-8c. Winds will also ease considerably beyond midweek. Presently, the only measurable rainfall is forecast for Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

Video images by Meteociel.fr.