Rain and drizzle with a cold start: The weather forecast is bleak today 1 year ago

Rain and drizzle with a cold start: The weather forecast is bleak today

It's not really looking great, is it?

Met Éireann is predicting that the weather today will be mainly wet, cold and cloudy, although there is a chance that a bit of sunshine will break through during the day - and we'll be honest, we'll take anything at this stage.

The weather forecaster said: "Today will be mostly cloudy, though a little sunshine will occur for a time in the east and north. It will stay dry apart from a little rain or drizzle in western and northern coastal areas.

"After a cold start temperatures will slowly recover, ranging from 6 or 7 degrees in the north to 10 or 11 degrees in the south by the end of the afternoon. Light variable winds will become moderate southeast later."

And for "Tonight, it will stay largely dry and cloudy. Southeast winds will increase a bit as well, becoming moderate to fresh. Overnight temperatures will be between 8 and 11 degrees."

So, not the worst we've had, but certainly not the best.