Met Eireann has issued a weather advisory for the entire country next week ahead of potentially “distruptive” weather.
There is a risk of snow due to falling temperatures on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
A spell of “wet and very windy weather” is expected to impact Ireland from Tuesday, forecasters warn, with potential impacts including travel disruption and coastal flooding.
“There is also the potential for wintry precipitation on Tuesday night and Wednesday which may lead to further travel disruptions,” said Met Eireann.
The turn in the weather is due to a storm depression approaching Ireland.
This storm depression will develop in the mid-Atlantic on Monday and will “rapidly deepen” upon its approach to Ireland as it tracks northeastwards over the Atlantic.
Meteorologists Emer Flood and Paul Downes report the potential impacts will include gales, storm force winds, heavy rains and wintry showers.
Further updates will be issued next week.