'Very disturbed weather' ahead as snow and wind warnings to be issued and thundery downpours expected
Met Eireann will issue wind and snow warnings later today ahead of a period of "very disturbed weather".
A band of rain, sleet and snow is expected across the country as temperatures drop.
"We're looking at a period of very disturbed weather," said Joan Blackburn from Met Eireann.
"Snow warnings and wind warnings will be issued as we assess the situation."
Tuesday morning will be bright with sunny spells and scattered showers but the weather will turn colder.
Strong to gale force westerly winds are forecast across Ireland with severe gusts along the west coast.
Showers will turn heavy with hail and there's a risk of thunder.
Snow is expected on higher ground but possibly on lower levels as the temperatures continue to drop.
The heavy blustery and wintry showers will continue on Wednesday morning.
Lowest temperatures are expected between zero and four degrees.