Rain, sleet and snow in the forecast for Wednesday

WeathEir forecast. Click on the image to zoom in.

Wednesday will start with scattered showers across the country, particularly in the southern half of the country where some will be of hail and will be persistent at times.

More persistent rain will affect all but the northeast with the heaviest rain affecting the southwest and east Leinster.

Rain will turn increasingly to sleet and snow in parts of east Munster, mid and north Leinster, as well as on hills and mountains elsewhere, as the low pressure system clears southwards.

Daytime temperatures will reach 4-7c generally but will lower by late evening to 2c in parts of the southeast and 3-5c elsewhere. Icy conditions will develop Wednesday night as temperatures dip to between -1c and 2c.

Winds will be gentle variable in all locations bar south-western and southern coastal counties where winds will be moderate west north-westerly.

On Wednesday morning, Met √Čireann issued a Status Yellow Rainfall warning from 2pm for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wicklow, Offaly and Tipperary. The warning states "A spell of heavy rain is likely to lead to some spot flooding and will turn to sleet and snow in places later today.