The fairly rotten start to spring will continue today…but there’s hope.

All aboard for the roller coaster that is Irish weather, because we’re set for some wild twists and turns this next week. 

Today sees no fewer than four weather warnings in place for 20 counties, and motorists have been urged to slow down and watch out for possible flooding.

However, by the end of the week we could be basking in Easter temperatures of up to 20C.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange rainfall warning for counties Cork and Waterford, warning of hazardous driving conditions, until 6pm today.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow rainfall warning, which also runs until 6pm, is in place for Kilkenny, Wexford, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

Two Status Yellow wind warnings have also been issued. The first covers counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry, until 7pm today, and warns of gusts up to 110kmh.

The second covers Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Offaly, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford – with gusts reaching up to 100kmh. This alert is in place until 5pm.

But there’s hope on the horizon!

Thankfully as we head into the Easter weekend things will start to improve.

The national forecaster says:

Friday will be a dry and sunny day with highs of 16 to 20 degrees.

While Easter Saturday and Sunday will both still be very good… how promising does that sound!