The north west is set to feel the effects of an incoming Atlantic storm this Thursday.
Met Eireann have issued a status yellow wind warning for Thursday due to the arrival of Storm Caroline.
Storm Caroline will bring severe wind gusts to Ireland and the UK, with north Scotland to be the worst affected.
Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry are faced with the Met Eireann weather alert from Thursday 3am-8pm, when winds of 55 to 65 are expected to gust 100 to 110 km/h. Strongest winds will be in coastal areas and over high ground. Daytime temperatures will range from 3 to 8 degrees, dropping to as low as -2 on Thursday night.
There is a risk of sleet and snow from Thursday afternoon onwards, with freezing temperatures forecast for Ireland and the UK on Friday and Saturday. Widespread frost and icy patches are expected on Friday as temperatures fall to between -2 and plus 3 degrees.
Ireland is in for a cold and wintry weekend, with snow showers on the way right into next week.Tags: