23 February 2017- updated at 06:00
Extremely windy or stormy at first today with heavy showers, some wintry, (snow on higher ground).
The winds will gradually abate through the day, but it will still be windy until evening. The showers will become more scattered this afternoon and will be of rain or hail, as temperatures rise to 6 or 7 degrees Celsius.
Showers dying away this evening and tonight will be cold and mostly dry with clear periods and northwest winds continuing to ease. Temperatures falling close to zero with sharp frost and risk of some icy patches.
Friday: Frost clearing to give a cool, dry and bright morning with some sunny spells at first. Becoming mostly cloudy for the afternoon with scattered outbreaks of rain, but there will be dry periods as well. Winds light at first, but freshening southerly later and afternoon highs of 8 or possibly 9 degrees Celsius.