Met Éireann just released the forecast for Paddy's Day, and it looks SO GRIM 2 months ago

Met Éireann just released the forecast for Paddy's Day, and it looks SO GRIM

No thanks.

Lads, we have the official weather forecast for Paddy's Day - and it wouldn't be great.

According, to Met Éireann, rain will extend nationwide by early tonight with heavy falls expected leading to spot flooding, especially across the southwest and west.

The rain will turn to snow for a time in parts of north Ulster with some accumulations likely. Strong southwesterly winds developing across the southern half of the country but winds will be light and variable further north.

A large contrast in temperatures overnight with lows of 0 to 2 degrees in northern counties but 9 or 10 degrees in the south.

It will be cold and breezy on Saturday night, with clear spells and scattered showers, some wintry with hail and thunder possible near Atlantic coasts.

Fresh to strong west or northwest breezes. Minimum temperatures -1 to +3 degrees.

St. Patrick's Day looks set to be a cold and blustery day with sunny spells and passing showers, some with hail and thunder. Gross.

Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in fresh and gusty west to northwest winds.

Showers will retreat to Atlantic coastal areas on Sunday night with good clear spells developing elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees.

It is expected to be a rather cloudy day on Monday with scattered patches of light rain or drizzle.

Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in moderate westerly winds. Staying mostly cloudy overnight with a few spots of rain or drizzle. Lows of 4 to 7 degrees.