Snow and ice warnings are set to be replaced by wet and windy weather as temperatures rise slightly after this week’s cold snap.
Met Éireann said that after another cold day today, it will be milder tomorrow with outbreaks of rain drizzle.
However, heavy rain and strong winds will hit the country on Sunday with a Status Yellow wind warning in place from 11am Sunday morning until 6am on Monday.
⚠️Status Yellow – Wind warning for Ireland for Sunday ⚠️
Valid: 11:00 Sunday 21/01 to 06:00 Monday 22/01
Significant coastal waves🌊
Difficult travelling conditions🚗🚲🚶♀️
Debris, loose objects displaced
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 19, 2024
The forecaster said very strong and gusty southwest winds may lead to significant coastal waves, difficult travelling conditions and the risk of flying debris.
It said the weather will remain unsettled next week, with widespread heavy rain and winds, apart from a brief spell of drier weather on Wednesday.
The UK Met Office has also issued a Yellow wind warning for Northern Ireland from 6am on Sunday until 6am on Monday, with strong winds likely to cause disruption to travel.