Sunday stats, plus in-depth forecast for the new week.

Crocus. Photo: Michael Connor

Very wet and windy today.

Big difference today between the rainfall amounts over hills and that at lower levels.

Carterhouse in the NE of the region notched up 21.6mm and the rain is still falling so the rainfall totals continue to tot up.

Barely 1mm of rainfall at lower levels however today.

SUNDAY EVENING

The rain gets heavier for a time and more organised with more falling at lower levels also. Breezy, though less windy than today and frost free, lows 6-8c.

MONDAY

Monday starts wet and remains so until around lunchtime.

Mainly dry and bright by Monday afternoon, some really decent spells of sunshine, odd shower in the west. Winds continue to ease but it will still be breezy from the SW. A little cooler than Sunday at 9-10c but still above average for the time of year.

Rain continues on and off on Monday night. Lots of cloud, breezy, mild.

TUESDAY

Bright spells and showers, blustery.

WEDNESDAY

More of the same. Further showers, not as heavy as Tuesday. Sun and showers, the heaviest of those in the west, best sun further east.

The next band of rain comes in overnight into Thursday.

THURSDAY

Rain clears to sun and showers.

Cooler on Friday. Nothing severe throughout the week.