Your weekend weather forecast is here, and Met Eireann says we're in for a COLD one 6 months ago

Your weekend weather forecast is here, and Met Eireann says we're in for a COLD one

Wrap up!

The weekend is basically here, and we're excited.

However, if you have plans outside this weekend, you might want to consider the weather.

Because according to Met Eireann, we're in for some bitter weather.

The forecast reads:

"Friday night: Staying mild after dark with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The rain will turn heavy and persistent for a time overnight, before clearing eastwards towards morning, followed by clearer and much colder conditions. Southerly winds will veer southwesterly and become fresh to strong and gusty. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees, occurring near dawn."

Met Eireann

"Saturday will be a cold and windy day with widespread showers and coastal gales. Showers will be mainly confined to the west and south during the morning, but will become widespread as the day goes on, and will be a mix of rain, hail, sleet and possibly snow. There will also be a risk of thunder. Daytime temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees, in strong and gusty southwesterly winds."

"Widespread wintry showers continuing early on Saturday night. Persisting across northern areas overnight, but becoming more isolated elsewhere with clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees, in strong and gusty southwest to west winds."

"There will be bright spells and further wintry showers on Sunday. More persistent rain will affect south Munster and south Leinster, possibly turning to sleet or snow on higher ground. Cold, with highest afternoon temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees. Strong southwesterly winds in the northwest at first, easing by evening."

"Sunday night will be cold and dry across much of the country, with scattered showers mainly in the west and northwest, turning wintry at times. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees, in moderate west to southwest winds."