| Réamhaisnéis Náisiúnta
25 February 2017 16:51
Remaining rain affecting southern and eastern counties will clear southeastwards into the Irish Sea this evening. Largely dry elsewhere with clear spells and just a few light showers. Winds mostly moderate westerly or southwesterly, but occasionally fresh and gusty.Tonight
Mainly dry early tonight but rain will have developed widely across the western half of the country by the end of the night. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees. Southwesterly winds will strengthen again overnight, becoming strong or near gale for a time along Atlantic coasts.
Becoming wet everywhere on Sunday morning with the rain gradually turning to showers in the afternoon. South to southwest winds will be moderate to fresh, but strong to near gale about Munster and south Leinster, with severe gusts possible especially near south and southeastern coasts. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10C but feeling cold in the wind and rain.
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.