BRING a brolly if you’re heading to a St Patrick’s Day parade as it’s set to lash this afternoon.
Met Eireann say there will be rain and strong winds after a sunny start to the day.
A forecaster said: “Cold and bright this morning with showers in the north gradually becoming more widespread through the country.
“The showers will be heavy but will pass over fairly quickly in the gusty northwest winds.
“The showers will continue for the afternoon but they will become isolated towards evening. Highs of 7 to 9C.
“The first half of the night will be generally dry and clear but cloud will increase later in the night and outbreaks of rain and drizzle will affect western counties.
“Lows of 1 to 5C with patchy frost in the east of the country.”
Rain is also expected for a time on Bank Holiday Monday – with temperatures hitting 10C.
A forecaster continued: “Rather cloudy on Monday with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle but good dry periods too.
“Highs of 8 to 10C in moderate westerly breezes.”
Meanwhile, Met Eireann have said the weather will turn mild from Tuesday.
They added: “Another mostly cloudy day with patchy rain, but overall a good deal of dry weather with the best of any sunny spells in the east.
“Milder than recent days with highs of 10 to 14C, in mostly moderate southwest winds.
“Largely dry overnight with just light breezes and minimum temperatures of 5 to 8C.
“Generally dry with some sunny spells and light southwest breezes.
“It will be duller though across Atlantic counties with the odd spot of drizzle.
“Pleasantly mild with highs of 11 to 16C, best values across the west midlands.”