Cold weather is predicted for end of the week
According to Met Eireann, Monday will start dry but rain will gradually spread east to all areas during the afternoon and evening and will be heavy for a time.
According to Met Eireann, Monday will begin dry over eastern counties. Rain having arrived on west coasts during the morning will gradually spread east to all areas during the afternoon and evening. The rain will be heavy for a time and may be preceded by sleet over northern hills and accompanied by fresh blustery southwest winds. Clearer colder conditions with rain or hail showers will follow later as winds veer northwest. Highest temperatures will range from 3 degrees in the north to 8 degrees near southwest coasts.
Tonight will bring clear spells and scattered wintry showers, the showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow with the risk of the odd thundery burst. The showers heavy over hills and mountains. Cold with frost and icy patches on untreated roads and paths. Lowest temperatures will range -2 to +2 degrees Celsius, in a light or moderate westerly breeze.
According t Met Eireann, Tuesday will be cold with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers with a light dusting of snow to begin the day in parts. The showers will be of rain, hail, sleet and snow and most frequent in parts of the West and North of the country. Wintry showers becoming confined to northern areas by late evening. Top temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees, in moderate to fresh and gusty west to northwest winds but occasionally strong along coasts.