A HIGHLY mobile Atlantic regime looks set to dominate our weather pattern through this weekend and the coming week, according to Met Éireann, which has issued a yellow snow and ice warning for the entire country.
This will bring a sustained period of unsettled, often very windy and at times wintry weather with showers of hail, sleet and snow.
A very strong Jet Stream will help to push some vigorous and potentially disruptive Atlantic weather systems over Ireland during the period.
Strong and blustery winds look likely to feature from Saturday (9th March) through to at least Wednesday (13th) with frequent gales at sea.
Sea conditions will be very rough and there will be exceptionally high seas and swell in Atlantic coastal regions at times.
There is certainly potential for warnings to be issued over the coming days, according to the Met office.
The Status Yellow snow-ice warning for Ireland includes a forecast of scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow expected during the period.
Poor visibility, with slippery and icy conditions, will occur at times.
The warning is valid from Saturday 09 March 2019 23:00 to Monday 11 March 2019 06:00.