Current indications suggest showers of rain, hail, sleet and possibly snow.
According to the Irish meteorological service, current indications suggest cold weather for Wednesday and Thursday – bringing “showers of rain, hail and sleet”.
“It will turn progressively colder and some snow is possible over Ulster and high ground further south,” it added.
“Bright or sunny spells will occur at times too. Daytime temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees falling to freezing or below at night with frost and icy patches. Light northerly or variable winds increasing fresh or strong at times in the west.”
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Before then, however, Met Éireann states that Saturday afternoon will be dry with hazy sunny spells in the northeast but cloudier conditions elsewhere.
That is before outbreaks of rain and drizzle will develop in the west and southwest on Saturday evening.
Conditions will be chilly in most areas with afternoon temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees, though it will not as cold in the southwest.
On Saturday night, meanwhile, temperatures will fall between zero and 4 degrees in the northeast.
As for Sunday, the rain and drizzle will gradually clear eastwards throughout the morning and afternoon, with scattered showers and occasional sunny breaks extending to all areas from the west.
Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees are predicted.
Fields covered in snow outside Letterkenny in Donegal
As for Monday and Tuesday of next week, here is what Met Éireann’s forecast reads:
“A rather cloudy start as patchy rain and drizzle, mainly in the east, moves off to the south. Cooler and brighter conditions will move into the north with the odd isolated shower continuing too, especially over Leinster. Light to moderate northerly breezes will be fresher near the east coast, with highest temperature of 7 to 10 degrees.”
“Mainly dry with light northerly or variable winds. A widespread frost setting in with lowest temperatures of plus 2 to minus 2 degrees with some icy patches. Some mist or fog patches also.”
“Much of Tuesday looks dry with some sunny spells developing as mist, fog and frost slowly clears. A few showers are possible along the north coast. High’s of 5 to 8 degrees. On Tuesday evening and night a band of rain is expected to move in from the Atlantic which could turn a bit wintry on hills as temperatures fall close to freezing.”
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