Wind, rain and hail on the way... but it's not all bad news on the weather front
HOPES that summer had arrived have been well and truly dashed with rain, plummeting temperatures and even hail promised for the coming days.
However, there is light - and some warmer temperatures - at the end of the tunnel with milder conditions set to make a return next week.
Today is set to be a cold and windy day, with temperatures reaching the highs of 9 to 12 degrees and rain will be widespread throughout the country.
Commuters have been put on alert as heavy rain and winds will make for poor driving conditions.
Tonight will bring even more showers and lowest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees.
“Tomorrow there will be heavy showers throughout the country, with very heavy showers and a risk of hail and thunder over Connaught,” Met Eireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly said.
“It’ll stay cold for the next few days, with rain and heavy showers widespread throughout the country,” she added.
Thursday night will be mostly dry as showers die out from the day and temperatures will dip to zero as grass frost settles in.
There is no indication of warmer weather yet as cold and wet conditions are set to continue throughout the rest of the week.
More wind is in store for Friday, as well as grass frost. Rain will be isolated to Ulster and the cold weather will continue as temperature highs remain at 9 to 12 degrees.
Saturday will bring scattered showers but also some sunny spells and temperature heights of 10 to 13 degrees.
However, higher temperatures are set to make a return early next week and summery weather is set to make a return.
“On Sunday, temperatures will start to recover and see highs of 13 and 16 degrees,” Ms Donnelly added.
“It will be a slow rise as pressures build throughout the day and early during the week,” she said.