Rain will arrive later today
Heavy showers of rain or hail this morning with a risk of thunder near the west coast. Met Eireann also says the east and southeast will stay mainly dry with some sunshine. Towards evening, heavy rain will develop in the west with a risk of thunder. Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees with moderate to fresh south to southwest winds.
This evening and early tonight rain will spread eastwards across the country. The rain will be heavy with a chance of hail, thunder and sleet as well. On high ground some snow is possible. Clear weather will follow with frost and some icy patches will form. Showers will develop again in the west. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 2 degrees.