Strong winds and snow showers can be expected in the West over the next two days.
Winds gusting up to 110km per hour are battering coastal areas of the West today.
A status yellow weather warning is in place since this morning for Mayo, Galway, Donegal and Kerry.
A second weather warning for strong winds has been issued for tomorrow as Storm Caroline passes close to Scotland’s northern coast.
Met Eireann is warning of gusts of 100 to 110km/h in Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, Galway, Clare and Kerry.
Winds are expected to be strongest in coastal areas and over high ground.
Tomorrow will become bitterly cold, with showers over Connacht bringing heavy hail with an increasing risk of sleet and snow towards evening.
Further sleet and snow showers can be expected on Friday, with widespread frost and icy patches as night-time temperatures fall below zero.
Motorists are being warned to exercise additional caution when driving in the coming days, as Met Eireann has forecast a drop in temperatures with a risk of sleet, hail and snow for the latter half of this week.
AA Roadwatch is urging motorists to drive with extra care in the coming days, to slow down and to adapt their driving to the snowy and icy conditions.
Motorists are also being warned about the impact that falling snowfall or sleet can have on visibility, and may make it more difficult to see cyclists and pedestrians.