Here's what this week's weather has in store 8 months ago

Here's what this week's weather has in store

After Storm Atiyah made an impact on Ireland over the weekend, here's this week's weather forecast...

The weekend just gone was definitely one to stay indoors as weather warnings were issued for every county in the Republic Of Ireland, including a Status Red warning for Kerry on Sunday afternoon. However, we can't hibernate forever - as enticing as that option sounds - and here's what Met Éireann has forecast for the week ahead.

Essentially, expect to see unsettled weather for the rest of the week with "colder than normal" temperatures.

The remnants of the weekend's poor weather will still be felt on Monday morning as it's set to to be very windy in places at first, especially in coastal areas and in the east.

These strong northwesterly winds will decrease as the morning develops, becoming mostly light to moderate as the day progresses. After a few scattered showers early in the morning, this afternoon is expected to be mainly dry and bright with some sunny spells.

As for Monday evening, rain is expected to develop along west and southwest coasts, extending to all parts overnight, turning heavy in places. Monday night is also set to be very windy, with strong and gusty southerly winds expected.

The windy conditions will carry into Tuesday, which is shaping up to be very wet and windy too, with occasional rain in places.

On a more positive note, conditions are expected to become clearer by the afternoon and evening, with some scattered showers in places. Strong and gusty southerly winds will veer southwest to west, easing a little.

Tuesday night will be breezy with a mix of clear spells and scattered showers, with most of the showers in the western half of the country. There's also a risk of hail and thunder in Atlantic coastal areas, while showers may turn wintry over high ground.

These cold conditions will carry into Wednesday morning with a cold and breezy start expected, with sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of the showers will be heavy with hail and a risk of thunder, especially in Atlantic coastal counties. Some wintry showers are also possible, mainly over high ground.

On Wednesday night, there will be a risk of frost in the east and north, but milder conditions will extend from the Atlantic.

Thursday is expected to be cloudy with occasional showers or longer spells of rain, possibly heavy in places. Thursday night will be quite windy, with clear spells and showers, but with no significant frost.

Looking further ahead to Friday and the weekend, it's set to be very cold and unsettled, with showers or longer spells of rain and some bright intervals.

Some wintry showers are likely, especially over high ground. There's also a risk of frost at night.

You could say it's beginning to look a lot like...