But it looks like it’ll improve towards the weekend.

Met Éireann has issued updated weather warnings today.

There’s a status yellow wind alert on the way for the west of the country with counties Donegal, Galway and Mayo affected.

Those areas can expect west to southwest winds of up to 65 kmph and gusts reaching 100 kmph. There’s also the risk of coastal flooding in place, especially around the period of high tides. This yellow warning is valid from 10pm tonight right up until 6pm on Wednesday evening.

Counties Wexford and Waterford are also on a yellow wind alert. That’s in place until 3pm today (Tuesday).

There is a silver lining though as the weather this weekend will slightly improve. Here’s the forecast for the next few days according to Met Éireann:

Wednesday

Wednesday will be cold and blustery with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, Most of those showers will be in the western half of the country and we can expect maximum temperatures of 8 degrees Celsius. There’ll be heavy rain though, especially in parts of west Munster and Connacht with a risk of sleet.

Thursday

It’ll be mostly cloudy on Thursday apart from the occasional outbreaks of rain. Those showers will be heavy in places, especially in the southwest and south. However clearer conditions and scattered showers will extend from the west and southwest later in the day. Winds will be strong on exposed coasts and we can expect temperatures to hit up to 11 degrees Celsius. Thursday night will be cold overnight with lows of -1 and with a risk of frost.

Friday

Friday will be a cold and bright day, with sunny spells and scattered showers. Most of those showers will be in the southwest, west and northwest and some of them will be wintry. Maximum temperatures on Friday will be 7 degrees Celsius during the day but it’ll be very cold overnight with widespread frost and lows of -2.

Weekend

So far it’s looking like the weekend will be cold and mostly dry, with sunny spells. However, there’s the possibility of some scattered showers across the north and northwest on Saturday and Saturday night. Maximum temperatures on Saturday will be 8 degrees Celsius, with frost during the night and lows of -2.