A mild weekend forecast by Met Eireann

A BANK Holiday weekend with very little rain is promised by Met Eireann.

Saturday will be a misty and mostly cloudy day with patchy drizzle and hill and coastal fog.

A lot of dry and locally bright weather is forecast on Sunday, but it will be a cloudy, misty start in some places, with a few patches of drizzle.

But soon drying out and some sunny spells should develop fairly widely by afternoon. Moderate northwest breezes will decrease light variable.

Top temperatures of 12 to 14 C., generally, but in any decent sunny breaks over Munster and south Leinster, values could hit 15 or 16 C. Chilly for a time overnight, especially over Ulster, where temperatures may fall down to 3 or 4 C., with some grass frost forming locally. But becoming milder in all areas later, as cloudy, misty weather pushes in off the Atlantic. Temperatures by dawn should range 7 to 9 C.

Bank Holiday Monday will be a misty, mostly cloudy day, with the best of any bright spells.

Some patches of drizzle will develop and more persistent rain is likely along parts of the north and northwest coasts. Highs of 13 to 15 C. are expected, in freshening southwest winds. Mild and misty overnight, with rain at times. Lowest temperatures 8 to 11 C.

The extended outlook is for mild, misty and mostly cloudy weather, with occasional rain at times, some of it persistent and heavy in Atlantic coastal counties.