Better bundle up, Met Éireann are forecasting snow in parts of the country over the weekend 3 months ago

Better bundle up, Met Éireann are forecasting snow in parts of the country over the weekend

Met Éireann are forecasting snow in parts of the country over the weekend - and into next week, too.

There's no denying that the weather has been a bit all over the place for the last few weeks. And it looks like the unpredictable weather will be continuing for a little while yet.

Met Éireann have predicted a mix of bright spells and scattered blustery showers on Saturday, with some of them heavy with hail and a risk of thunder.

Temperatures will reach highs of 4C to 7C in the day, but reaching 8 or 9 degrees near the south coast.

Outbreaks of rain will push into the southwest this evening, before spreading countrywide tonight. There will be some persistent, and at times, heavy falls, especially through Munster and south Leinster overnight with accumulations leading to local spot flooding in these areas.

Temperatures will drop to 1C to 3C in the north, to between 4 to 7 degrees further south.

And there's going to be a damp or wet start to Sunday, but that will soon give way to sunny spells and scattered showers extending from southwest during the morning. It will become largely dry for a time in the afternoon, before cloud thickens from on Sunday evening, bringing outbreaks of rain.

On Sunday night, the rain will become widespread, falling as sleet and snow in the north initially but turning to rain as the night goes on. Temperatures will be as low as zero or 1C in the early part of the night in the north, but will rise to 10C or 11C through the night as strengthening southeast winds veer southwest and bring milder air over the country.

Rain will clear early on Monday morning, with showers following. The westerly winds will be very strong through Ulster with showers there turning wintry.

Day time temperatures of 7C to 9C early on will fall quickly through the afternoon and will bottom out at plus 1 or 2 degrees overnight Monday night.

Tuesday will be a very cold day throughout with a freshening southwest to west wind. Showers will be wintry all along western coastal counties, carrying further east at times on the strong breeze.

Wednesday will be less cold but still with fresh westerly winds backing southerly later. Wintry showers in the west will ease and there'll be a spell of more persistent rain overnight.