The weather forecast for the coming days from Met Eireann says it will be very cold this week with showers of hail, sleet and snow. There will be widespread frost with icy stretches on untreated surfaces. A Status Yellow Snow-Ice warning is in place for Ireland until 12pm on Saturday.
The weather forecast for Wednesday from Met Eireann says it will be cold and it will begin frosty with widespread icy patches and lying snow in places. Wintry showers mainly of hail and sleet will recur in places - especially over the north and west, but many areas will have a dry day with sunny spells. The showers will become isolated during the afternoon. Moderate west winds will fall light. Highest temperatures 3 to 6 degrees.
The weather forecast for Wednesday night is for a mainly dry and cold night with widespread frost and ice patches forming overnight. Lowest temperatures of between -1 to -5 degrees in light to moderate easterly breezes.
The weather forecast for Thursday from Met Eireann says it will continue cold in the morning with a spell of rain pushing up from the southwest with falls of sleet and snow expected for parts of Munster, Connacht and Leinster. The extent of this weather system is uncertain but parts of the north should remain dry. Highest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees moderate to fresh and gusty northeasterly winds. Very cold with widespread severe frost on Thursday night. Wintry precipitation will continue overnight. Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 degrees fresh and gusty northeasterly wind.
The weather forecast for Friday from Met Eireann says that rain and sleet will be slow to clear the east and southeast on Friday. Elsewhere a dry, bright and cold day with a few showers in the west and north. Highest temperatures of 3 to 5 degrees in moderate to fresh northerly winds. Widespread frost again overnight on Friday with lowest temperatures of 0 to -2 degrees.
The weather forecast for Saturday is for it to be cold and frosty, but mainly dry and bright. Highest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees in mostly moderate northwesterly breezes. Bitterly cold on Saturday night under clear skies with lowest temperatures of -2 to -7 degrees.
Met Eireann says there is some uncertainty for Sunday but current indications suggest and dry and bright start to the day but outbreaks of rain pushing in from the Atlantic later in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.