According to Met Éireann tomorrow will bring a mixture of sunny intervals and scattered showers, some wintry. Winds will be fresh and gusty, southwest to west generally but stronger at times in the north and northwest. Highest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees Celsius.
It’s not getting a whole lot better for the weekend - very unsettled and changeable weather is expected. Another deep depression / storm is expected to track towards us for the early part of the Weekend. The exact track is not fully determined as of yet, so keep in tune with our updates.
It will be cold on Thursday night, with clear spells and well scattered rain or hail showers. Lowest temperatures of zero to -2 C., with a widespread hard frost and icy roads.
Met Éireann added: “Frost and ice will clear gradually on Friday morning, with some bright or sunny spells developing for a time. But present charts indicate, that another deep low pressure area will affect the country. So more very wet, windy and blustery weather, is set to sweep up from the south, as the day progresses. The rain may well be preceded by some sleet or wet snow. There is a risk of some local spot flooding too. It will stay very windy and blustery overnight and for Saturday with strong and very gusty west to northwest winds. There will be further rain or showers too, some wintry in places. Saturday night will very cold and frosty with icy roads.
“Sunday will be a cold day, with sunny spells and just scattered rain or hail showers.”
Meanwhile Irish Water Safety is warning the public that to stay safe they must stay away from the edges of waterways during storm conditions that are even more dangerous due to heavy rain, strong gale force winds and high tides.
Fast rising flood water is very powerful and often hides the dangers of exposed drains, exposed manhole covers and submerged objects. No driver or pedestrian should take a chance passing through flooded roadways. Parents should caution children that small flooded streams are very fast and that floodwater hides true water depths.
*Our photo from Brian McDaid features a herd of wild deer making their way off the hill near Glendowan on Wednesday as yet another storm closes in over Ireland.