Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for Ireland this weekend
Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for Ireland this weekend as it warns of very unsettled weather ahead.
The advisory was issued on Friday and is valid from 10pm on Friday evening until midnight on Sunday.
Met Éireann said it will be very unsettled this weekend with wet and windy conditions bringing a risk of localised flooding.
It will also be cold with some wintry falls of snow and icy conditions.
A Status Yellow rainfall warning is also in effect for Wicklow and Wexford on Saturday.
The warning will come into effect at 3am on Saturday morning and remain in place until 3pm on Saturday afternoon.
Met Éireann said there will be heavy rain which will turn wintry at times with rainfall accumulations of up to 30 to 40mm in some areas.
There will be a risk of some localised flooding in these areas.
Across the country, Saturday will begin cold, wet and windy in most areas.
Outbreaks of rain will persist through the day, falling as sleet or snow at times, across the east Leinster, however, parts of Ulster will stay fully dry with some sunny spells.
It will be cold with an added wind chill factor and highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.
On Sunday, rain and sleet will spread eastwards across the country, falling as snow in places, especially over the northern half of the country.
It will be cold once again with temperatures stubbornly remaining between 1 and 4 degrees.