Wind and rain to hit Offaly in coming days
The weather forecast from Met Eireann for the coming days is initially for wet and windy weather with temperatures set to drop shortly next week.
The weather forecast from Met Eireann says that Saturday will be a cold and blustery day. Rain will become widespread in the morning, turning heavy and persistent in places, but becoming more showery in the afternoon, with a few bright or short sunny spells. Some of the showers heavy with a risk of hail and thunder. Mild to start, but getting colder later, with top afternoon temperatures of 6 to 9 C. Windy at times particularly along south and west coasts with strong or very strong and gusty southwest winds, with gales developing along the southwest coast in the afternoon.
Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Weather Warning for a number of counties for wind from 8pm on Saturday night to 9am on Sunday morning for coastal counties. Read more on the Weather Warning here
The weather forecast says that Saturday night will be windy with gales or strong gales along Atlantic coasts and some further showers in strong and gusty northwest winds. Overnight lows of 4 to 6 degrees.
Met Eireann says that it looks like Sunday will start windy with ongoing strong and gusty northwest winds. Most places will be dry with sunny spells however, showers will affect Atlantic coastal areas and some will be of hail. Afternoon temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with an added wind chill.
The weather forecast from Met Eireann says that Sunday night will be largely dry with moderate to fresh and gusty northwest winds. Overnight lows of 0 to 3 degrees with frost away from Atlantic coasts.
Met Eireann states that Monday will see scattered outbreaks of rain with some sleet on higher ground. Afternoon temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in moderate westerly breezes. Skies will clear on Monday night and a sharp frost will set in. The east and south will stay largely dry but showers will affect the west, north and central areas and they will turn increasingly wintry overnight. Lowest temperatures between +1 and -2 degrees in moderate westerly winds.
The weather forecast says that Tuesday will be the coldest day of the week with afternoon temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees at best. There will be showers of hail and sleet, mainly affecting the west and north where some snow is likely as well. West to northwest winds will be moderate. Tuesday night is looking very cold with temperatures as low as -3 or -4 degrees and a widespread sharp to severe frost with a risk of ice on roads.
It will stay cold for the rest of the week as well with occasional rain or sleet and frost on most of the nights.