25 February 2017 21:31
Mainly dry early tonight but a spell of heavy rain will begin to move into the western half of the country towards morning. Becoming very windy later too, with strengthening southwest winds, and gusty gales along coastal areas.
Extremely windy on Sunday, especially across southern and eastern counties. Southwest winds associated with Storm Ewan, will be fresh to strong and very gusty, with some severe and damaging gusts along south and southeast coasts. Becoming wet too, with widespread heavy rain and localised flooding. The rain will turn more showery later in the day, but with some wintry showers possible in the northwest. Feeling cool in the wind and rain, with highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius.
OUTLOOK: Very changeable into next week, and cold, especially early on.
TOMORROW NIGHT: A cold night with some scattered wintry showers pushing in across the western half of the country. A light dusting of snow locally, though most of any lying snowfall should be confined to higher ground. Showers further east will be isolated. Some frost and ice, especially for sheltered areas. Lowest temperatures -1 to +1 degrees Celsius, in moderate southwest breezes.
MONDAY: A cold day with some further wintry showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow. Most of the wintry showers will occur across the western half of the country, with the risk of thunder too. Snowfall will mostly occur on higher elevations, but a light dusting of snow is possible on some lower levels here, especially to begin and end the day. Showers mainly falling as rain further east, and more scattered for these parts too, with some bright or sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius (coldest in the west), in light to moderate westerly breezes.
TUESDAY: A cold windy day with an added wind chill effect. Once again scattered wintry showers will move down across the country. This time most of the wintry showers will occur across the north and east to begin, when there may be some falls of sleet and snow. Showers mainly of rain as of late morning, with more in the way of drier brighter weather developing everywhere. Highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius; strong westerly winds will ease through the day.
WEDNESDAY: Wet and windy through the day, with rain turning to wet snow at times, especially to begin. Rain will tend to clear from the south later. Highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, in fresh to strong westerly winds.