Updated at 22 Feb 2017 - 06:00
Today will be mostly cloudy, with occasional outbreaks of rain and drizzle, heavy and persistent in places, especially in north Munster, but more patchy in the south. Misty in places, with hill and coastal fog. Mild, with maximum temperatures of 11 to 13 Celsius, in mostly moderate west to southwest winds, strong along coasts.
Tonight will become very windy, with strong to gale force south to southwest winds developing, gradually veering west to northwest and remaining very strong, especially in coastal areas. Occasional rain also, persistent and possibly heavy at times, clearing later to scattered showers. Mild at first, but it will turn much colder, with minimum temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees in the early morning.
Thursday will be a cold day, with bright or sunny spells developing and some scattered showers. The morning will be very windy, with strong and gusty northwesterly winds, possibly up to gale force for a time along the coast, easing only slowly, by evening moderate to fresh. Maximum afternoon temperatures 6 to 9 Celsius.