09 February 2016 07:04
Cold, bright and quite breezy today, with patches of frost and ice clearing. Some sunny spells, but fairly widespread heavy showers also. Some prolonged over parts of Ulster, north Leinster and Connacht, while some hail and sleet are likely over parts of Munster, the Midlands and south Leinster this morning, with a little snow on high ground. Top temperatures of just 4 to 7 C., and feeling colder in a stiff westerly wind.Tonight
Cold tonight with winds easing a good deal. The showers will be widespread and heavy at first, with hail and sleet in a few places, but they will become more scattered and lighter later, with long clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures plus 2 to -2 C., with a hard frost and some icy roads.
Cold and bright on Wednesday, with sunny spells developing, as the frost and ice clear. But some rain or hail showers also, these mainly over west Munster and west Connacht. Top temperatures 6 to 8 C., in moderate southwest to westerly breezes.
General: A cold regime for the rest of the week and over the weekend with frost most nights and icy patches too.
Wednesday night: Cold overnight with a mix of clear periods and scattered showers, some of these showers falling as hail or sleet in western and northern coastal counties. Lowest temperatures plus 2 to -2 C., coldest under clear skies with frost and icy patches forming.
Thursday: Some bright or sunny spells on Thursday, but some showers also, a few heavy and of hail on the southwest and west coasts. Cool, with highs of 5 to 8 C. Cold and frosty after dark, with some icy patches forming and temperatures below freezing in most places. A spell of rain and sleet is expected to move into the southwest of the country later in the night.
The outlook for Friday and the coming weekend is for cool changeable weather, with showers or longer spells of rain at times and with some hail and sleet also. Cold most nights, with frost and some ice.