Information supplied by Met Éireann
Today, Saturday, (New Year’s Eve) will be another mild and generally cloudy day. It will be mostly dry at first, with just the odd shower around. Rain, briefly heavy, will develop in the northwest from afternoon, however, and a band of rain will gradually spread south and east over the country during the evening and early night.
Noticeably colder, clearer and more showery conditions will extend from the northwest later this evening, as the southwesterly winds change to northerly. Maximum temperatures will range 9 to 12 degrees.
Tonight, the rain will clear southwards overnight, and clear spells will extend countrywide. Most areas will become dry but showers will continue to affect western and northern counties, with some showers turning wintry on northern hills.
Cold, with lowest temperatures 0 to 3 degrees, with frost locally towards dawn and the risk of icy stretches on some untreated roads. Moderate to fresh northerly winds.