Met Eireann weather forecast for today and tonight

Lambs in the snow in Roscommon

Lambs in the snow in Roscommon. Irish Defence Forces cadets take part in the clean-up after the'Beast from the East

The forecast for the weekend looks set to set Donegal aglow with welcome sunshine lighting up St Patrick's Day parades across the county.

"Maximum temperatures will range from just 1 degrees Celsius or 2 degrees Celsius in the north. Saturday night will be very cold and frosty".

Met Eireann have said that: "St Patrick's weekend will be very cold".

The forecaster also issued a Status Yellow weather warning ahead of blustery conditions in Ireland this week.

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Rainfall warnings are in place for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Kerry with accumulations expected of up to 50mms (two inches) on higher ground and localised flooding expected.

There will be three St Patrick's Day parades taking place locally at the weekend.

Meanwhile, revelers heading to Trafalgar Square on Sunday for London's St Patrick's Day celebrations are in for a chilly one, with snow showers expected to last until around midday. Breezy, with moderate to fresh easterly winds.

If you, like the vast majority of the country, have had your fill of snow for the next decade after the Beast from the East, brace yourselves: there's more to come.

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