Data supplied by Met Éireann
Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Friday 30 January
Fresh to strong and gusty northwest winds this evening with scattered showers continuing along western and northern coastal counties, mostly dying out later.
The showers will become wintry overnight, but there will be long clear periods through the night. It will be cold and windy with lowest temperatures of minus 1 to plus 2 degrees and a sharp frost will develop despite the fresh to strong and gusty north to northwest winds.
North to northwest winds will reach gale force this evening, tonight and tomorrow on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.
Issued at 16:00 on 30-Jan-2015
Saturday 31 January
Tomorrow will be a cold, windy day. There'll be further showers with good sunshine in between. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees in gusty northerly winds.
Cold weather will stay in place over the weekend and will continue well into next week.
Saturday night will be bitterly cold as temperatures fall to between 0 and -4 degrees. There will be wintry showers overnight, mainly in parts of the west and the north. Frost and ice will also be a threat in moderate northerly winds.
A bright, frosty start to Sunday for much of the country and it will remain dry in many areas, but coastal counties of the west and the north will be at risk of further wintry showers. Cold with afternoon highs of only 3 to 6 degrees. It will become very cold again after dark on Sunday with temperatures falling to between 0 and -5 degrees. Once again coastal counties of the west and the north are most at risk of wintry showers, elsewhere it will be drier with long clear spells and frost and ice will return.
There is some uncertainty regarding Monday, at the moment it looks like coastal parts of the north, west and south will experience some rain during the day. It will be another cold day with highs of only 3 to 5 degrees in slack winds. While later in the evening, a weather front will finally move into western parts. The rain is likely to turn to sleet and snow overnight as it spreads eastwards overnight. The rain, sleet and snow will gradually clear away on Tuesday and it looks like that the rest of next week will remain cold both at day and at night, but with a good deal of dry weather.
Report issued:30/01/2015 16:09