According to Met Éireann, Monday will see a frosty start to the day with ice on some surfaces. Sunny spells will develop today with scattered wintry showers, mainly in the west and north. These showers should die out during the afternoon, though cloud will increase from the Atlantic accompanied by strengthening southerly winds. Heavy rain is forecast to will along Atlantic coasts by evening with some thundery downpours. Afternoon highs of 4 to 7 degrees.
Met Éireann warns that Monday will be “wet and windy weather, with a risk of thundery downpours”. Gusts asr expected to vary from 90km/hr up t0 110km/hr. The weather advisory is in place from 5pm this afternoon and will run until 6 am tomorrow, Tuesday morning.
Monday night will see heavy rain will spread to all areas tonight with the ongoing chance of thundery downpours leading to local flooding. This rain has the potential turn to sleet or snow on higher ground. After midnight the rain will clear to wintry showers. Lowest temperatures between -1 and +3 degrees with some frost and icy stretches towards dawn.
There will be sunshine and scattered showers on Tuesday morning, some still being wintry. It will become largely dry in the afternoon. Winds will be light to moderate mainly westerly with highest temperatures 5 to 8 degrees.
On Tuesday night, more frost will develop for a time under clear skies. However, cloud will increase from the west, followed outbreaks of rain, clearing any frost. It will be windy, with strong southerly winds and gales along coasts. Lowest temperatures will be -1 to +2 degrees.
Wednesday will again start wet and windy, but rain will soon clear to scattered showers with some sunny spells and winds will moderate. Temperatures will range from 6 or 7 degrees in the northern counties, and up to 8 to 10 degrees down south. Showers will become isolated on Wednesday night with a few wintry ones. Lowest temperatures between 1 and 3 degrees with a slight frost.
Thursday will be a sunny day, though it will be breezy, with scattered showers. Some of these will turn wintry once again. Wintry showers will continue throughout Thursday night and are expected to be most frequent in the west and north and just isolated in the east.
Friday will see sunny spells and showers, again most frequent in the west and north, and possibly turning into longer spells of rain. There will be some frost on both Thursday and Friday night.