25 January 2015 15:42
Rain becoming persistent in the northwest and west this evening, then extending southeastwards early tonight but clearing all areas later. Mild for a time but turning cooler as rain clears; lowest temperatures 3 to 7 degrees Celsius. Fresh to strong, southwest winds will veer west to northwest, moderate to fresh, with the clearance.
Apart from a few light showers initially near northern coasts, Monday will be dry with sunny spells. Winds will be moderate, locally fresh, northwest to west and it will feel rather cool. Highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius.
Tuesday: Apart from the occasional shower most of the day will be dry and bright. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in moderate westerly breezes. Rain spreading eastwards later in the night.
Wednesday: Cold, windy and showery for the day. Many of the showers will merge to longer spells of rain across Connacht, Ulster and west Munster; the showers will tend to be less frequent over the eastern side of Ireland.
Thursday: Becoming colder with many of the showers turning wintry; snow lying on the higher ground. Daytime temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in moderate northwesterly winds. More widespread falls of snow overnight as temperatures drop below freezing.
Friday: A cold, bright day in northerly winds. Showers becoming more isolated, but still remaining wintry. Highest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees and severe frost overnight.