Wet, windy and cold weather expected today

Wet, windy and cold weather expected today

Don’t forget your umbrella today, especially if you’re in Leinster or Munster, as heavy persistent rain is predicted.

There's to be dryer weather in Ulster and Connacht, which will spread over the country later in the day bringing some sunny spells.

According to Met Eireann showers will continue tonight and will turn heavy with hail and possibly thunder.

Snow is also possibly on high ground and possibly on lower levels too.

It will become windy with strong to gale force westerly winds with severe gusts predicted.

Temperatures this morning are expected to remain between 9 – 10 degrees but this will drop between zero and 2 tonight.

A Status Orange marine gale warning is also in effect.