Thursday's weather: A very cold and windy New Year's Eve

Information supplied by Met Éireann

new, year's eve, weather, forecast, windy,

Image: RollingNews.ie

Today

Frost and icy patches locally at first today. Showers or longer outbreaks of rain spreading countrywide this morning, some wintry on high ground and with a risk of isolated thunderstorms. Becoming rather windy also and staying cold; highest temperatures 5 to 9 degrees Celsius.

Southerly winds, increasing fresh to strong this morning, will veer westerly by afternoon and will increase to gale force at times.

Tonight

Tonight, showers will soon die out and clear spells will develop. Strong, westerly winds will quickly moderate also, and will back southwest to south overnight while slackening further.

Becoming even colder tonight; lowest temperatures +2 to -2 degrees Celsius, resulting in widespread sharp ground frost and icy patches on untreated surfaces.

Weather warning

Wind warning for Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford (status yellow)

Windy during Thursday, with strong and gusty winds expected, with mean speeds between 50 and 65 km/h. These winds will gust 95 to 110 km/h at times. Winds south to southwest in direction at first, will soon veer southwest to westerly and are likely to be strongest in coastal counties of Connacht and also in Donegal. Valid until 2pm.