Mostly dry today but turning windy

Sunny spells and lighter winds are expected Credit: PA Images

Today will be mostly dry with some sunny spells and much lighter winds than recent days but a few showers are expected, especially in the north of the region. Turning windy this evening.

Maximum temperature will be 7 degrees celsius (45 deg F).

It's going to turn harsher tonight with wet and very windy gales from the west with outbreaks of heavy rain clearing to showers by morning.

Severe gales are expected on coasts.

Minimum temperature will be 2 degrees celsius (36 deg F).