Met Éireann Weather Warnings of Storm, Sleet and Snow

There will be rain on window panes all over the country today and for the next few days and we’re just seeing the first white fluffy flakes of snow here in Castleisland this morning. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Along with the usual advice from the authorities on matters of personal safety and not making unnecessary journeys and securing items that might be carried on a strong winds, comes the Met Éireann warning for the weekend and beyond.

Saturday 29th February

Today, Saturday will see Storm Jorge impacting Ireland, with some heavy and possibly thundery downpours throughout the day and falls of sleet and snow in places during the morning.

It will be an extremely windy day, with very strong southwest to westerly winds reaching storm or possibly violent storm force in coastal areas and some severe and damaging gusts occurring.

These conditions are likely to lead to further flooding in places.

Feeling very cold tomorrow, with highest afternoon temperatures of just five to seven degrees.

National Outlook

Remaining unsettled with cold, wet and windy weather at times.
Saturday Night

Heavy rain will persist in Ulster on Saturday night, with some falls of sleet or snow possible. Elsewhere there will be scattered wintry showers, becoming mainly confined to western areas by Sunday morning.

Remaining very windy early on Saturday night, with strong and gusty west to southwest winds and gales in parts of the west and northwest, but winds will ease moderate to fresh later. It will be a cold and frosty night, with lowest temperatures of one to three degrees.

There will be bright spells and further wintry showers on Sunday, with the best of the dry spells in the east and southeast. Some showers may be heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

It will be quite blustery too, with fresh westerly breezes, strong along western coasts. It will be a cold day, with highest afternoon temperatures of just four to seven degrees.
Sunday Night

Sunday night will be a cold and frosty night with clear spells and wintry showers mainly in the west and north. West to southwest winds will be mostly moderate, but fresher along western coasts. Lowest temperatures of minus one to plus two degrees.

Wintry showers will be mainly confined to western areas on Monday morning, but will become more widespread during the afternoon. It will be a cold day with highest afternoon temperatures of five to seven degrees, in moderate westerly breezes, fresh along western coasts.
Monday Night

Scattered wintry showers in western and northern areas at first on Monday night, but becoming more isolated as the night goes on. It will be cold and frosty with lowest temperatures of – two to +one degrees, in mostly moderate westerly breezes.

Tuesday morning will start off mostly dry with sunny spells and scattered showers in the west. Cloud and rain is expected to move into the southwest later on Tuesday morning and spread northeast across the country.

It will be a cold day with highest temperatures of three to six degrees, so some falls of sleet or snow will be possible particularly on high ground.