Data supplied by Met Éireann
Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Wednesday 10 February
A lot of dry and sunny weather today. Cloudier conditions in the southwest and along the west coast bringing showery rain there, will slowly push eastwards, but most places will remain dry. Westerly winds will be light and temperatures will reach 5 to 8 degrees.
Tonight will be cold with clear spells and little or no wind. There will be a widespread sharp to severe frost and ice forming again on untreated surfaces. There will also be widespread fog forming overnight, dense in places by morning. In the south cloud and patchy rain will fall as sleet or snow towards dawn and there'll be showers along the north and northwest coast. Lowest temperatures between minus 2 and plus 2 degrees in light variable or slack winds.
Thursday 11 February
Tomorrow, Thursday, will be cold with frost, ice and fog only clearing slowly with fog possibly lingering to afternoon in places. It will be a mostly dry day with spells of hazy sunshine and only the odd light wintry shower. Afternoon temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees in mainly light variable breezes. Towards evening cloud will thicken in the southwest with some outbreaks of rain or drizzle later.
General: cold for the rest of the week and over the weekend with frost and icy patches most nights.
Thursday night: Another cold, clear and calm night for Connacht, Ulster and much of Leinster with temperatures quickly dropping below freezing early in the night with lowest temperatures between minus 2 and minus 4 degrees, resulting in ice on untreated surfaces. However it will be cloudy and not as cold over southwestern and southern areas, with patches of rain or drizzle mainly along the coast, and lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with a risk of icy patches. Winds will be light variable or easterly in most areas, but moderate to fresh in coastal counties of Munster.
Friday: a cold and frosty start with ice on untreated footpaths and roads. The frost will only slowly clear during the morning and it will be another cold day in Ulster and north Leinster where it will be dry apart from the odd coastal shower. But over the southern half of the country a band of rain, preceded by some sleet or snow, will slowly move in from the southwest. The rain from this system is expected to become light and scattered as it crosses Connacht, Munster and south Leinster by late afternoon. Winds will become southerly while remaining light or moderate. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees.
Friday night: mostly cloudy with just a few patches of light rain or drizzle and possibly not as cold as previous nights with lowest temperatures between zero and plus 3 degrees, but still a risk of icy patches.
The weekend: continuing cold and mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow over the southern half of the country on Saturday, but mostly dry further north. Winds turning northerly on Saturday with afternoon temperatures only 2 to 5 degrees. Sunday looks to be a drier and brighter day, with many areas mostly dry but scattered showers in western and southwestern areas with further wintry falls possible. Northerly winds will be mainly light but will increase fresh to strong along the Atlantic seaboard by Sunday evening.
Report issued:10/02/2016 11:20