Cloud and patchy rain across the country will clear away southwards through the morning, and then dry and predominantly sunny conditions will follow from the north. Despite the sunshine, it will feel chilly in the northwesterly breeze. Maximum temperature 9 deg C (48 deg F).
Overnight it will remain dry and clear, which will allow a widespread frost to develop, especially across southern parts. However, later in the night, winds will gradually increase. Minimum temperature -2 deg C (28 deg F).
Winds strengthening during the morning, with gale to severe gale force winds developing in some exposed northern parts, as a spell of locally heavy rain moves southwards through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 11 deg C (52 deg F).
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Feeling cold on Friday, with some sunshine and winds easing through the day. Then turning cloudier and slightly milder during the weekend, with some patchy rain and drizzle.