11 February, 2018
The wind alert for Munster, Leinster and Galway is valid from 3pm to 8pm tomorrow.
Two yellow weather warnings for wind and rain were issued this afternoon.
After a mild, wet and blustery day, Saturday will turn cold tonight with a mixture of clear spells and scattered sleet, snow and hail showers developing.
Motorists have been advised to watch out for slippery roads due to an accumulation of frost and ice overnight, as temperatures are set to drop to -2 degrees.
"Next week, the weather will remain in its changeable phase, going between milder and colder spells with further spells of snow".
'The strong westerly will bring frequent and heavy snow and hail showers to the north and west on Sunday as well as a fairly significant wind chill'.More news: Rodchenkov lawyer hopes International Olympic Committee appeals Russian reinstatements
Mr Bowles added that gales will be confined to the northern hills and coast, with winds in Blackpool and much of the west cost around 30 miles per hours with gusts of 45.
Monday is forecast to be relatively calm, but will be followed by four days of heavy rain and bitter winds and temperatures across Britain plummet towards sub zero. Temperatures in the north will be 8C at their highest, with the south-west enjoying slightly higher temperatures of 12C.
There is a risk of spot flooding early morning and the warning remains in place until midnight Saturday.
Rain will develop in the west and will spread eastwards to all areas overnight.
"For a time most of this going through Saturday night into the start of Sunday leaves behind a legacy of icy patches, so you will have to look out for those first thing Sunday". Highest temperatures will range from 9°C to 12°C. Frost and icy patches will develop also.
On Sunday night, wintry showers will continue with accumulations of snow in places. Daytime temperatures of just 1 to 4 degrees with moderate to fresh and gusty west to northwest winds.