Rainy weather is set to make its comeback this week 1 week ago

Rainy weather is set to make its comeback this week

Grab your umbrella.

Ireland is set to feel a change in the weather from midweek on as bleak conditions return - meaning rain and near freezing temperatures.

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The weather's gotten colder over the past few days, frosty nights have returned, and we're now set to experience rain from Wednesday on.

"Things change Wednesday as a front moves in, bringing rain followed by blustery showers," Met Eireann said.

"Thursday looks to be settled, before a low pressure system takes over on Friday bringing unsettled wet weather."

Tuesday is set to be another fresh and cold day. mostly dry with sunny spells. The north of the country will see the cloudiest conditions, while the south will have the longest spells of sunshine.

Highest temperatures will range between 6 to 9 degrees and there will be light winds.

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Wednesday morning is when we'll witness the clouds creep back in and rain make its comeback. Highest temperatures will be between 6 to 9 degrees.

Showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the northwest, with isolated hail showers possible.

The national forecast for Thursday shows cold temperatures with scattered showers. There will be sunshine at first, but things will become cloudier throughout the day from the northwest.

It will become quite windy on Thursday night with rain set to extend all over the country.

Friday and Saturday will also see frequent showers, with the potential of sleet on Friday evening. And with the lowest temperatures between 0-4 degrees, snow is likely in the north and west.

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A Status Yellow warning was issued on Monday due to foggy conditions in Munster leading to potentially hazardous conditions for drivers. Those commuting to work are warned to drive carefully. The warning will remain in place until 10 am on Tuesday.

The mist and fog are set to linger throughout Tuesday in the south west counties.