Snow and ice on the way for Kildare
The weather forecast for Sunday for Met Eireann is for scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow with poor visibility, with slippery and icy conditions, will occur at times.
Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Snow-Ice warning for Ireland which comes into place at 11pm on Saturday and remains in place until 6am on Monday.
The weather forecast from Met Eireann is for rain, with some heavy bursts, spreading up over much of the country this evening and early tonight, turning wintry with some falls of sleet and snow. The rain, sleet and snow will turn more showery overnight, but still occasionally heavy and prolonged over the northern half of the country. The risk of hail and thunder will also increase towards morning. Lows of minus 1 to plus 2 degrees. Light variable winds, will become fresh to strong westerly, with gales developing on Atlantic coasts towards dawn.
The weather forecast for Sunday is for a cold and raw day with widespread blustery showers. Many of the showers will be heavy and wintry in nature with a mix of rain, hail, sleet and snow. Scattered thunderstorms will also occur. Fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds will reach gale force along Atlantic coasts. Afternoon highs will be around 3 to 5 degrees generally, but 6 or 7 degrees in coastal areas of the south and southwest.
On Sunday night wintry showers will gradually become more isolated and become confined to the west and north overnight. It will be cold with lowest temperatures of 0 to 2 degrees with frost and icy patches.
The weather forecast from Met Eireann for Monday will start off mainly dry with the best of the sunny spells in the East. Cloud will increase from the west with rain reaching the west coast by late afternoon. The rain will gradually extend eastward through the course of the evening with some heavy burst. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees with moderate southwest winds backing southerly and strengthening ahead of the rain. On Monday night, rain will continue to spread across the country with some further heavy bursts.