Carlow at risk of spot flooding in coming days as Met Éireann tweets weather forecast clip

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Met Éireann's wintry weather forecast for the next few days

Met Éireann has tweeted its post-snow weather forecast for the next week and it looks more like winter than spring with Carlow and the rest of the country at risk of some spot flooding. 

The general outlook is for cold, very unsettled and changeable conditions to dominate through the next seven days with showers or longer spells of heavy rain, some wintry falls and some frosts.

Monday night will be breezy with further showers mainly in Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster, where they may merge to give some longer spells of rain at times and possibly wintry on higher ground.

Showers will be well scattered in more southern counties. Becoming windy in the west and northwest with strong and gusty southwest winds with Gales along exposed coasts. Overnight lows of 1 to 4 degrees Celsius with some frost in places.

Tuesday is expected to be cool with showery rain in Connacht, Ulster and parts of North Leinster, but drier and brighter elsewhere in the morning.

Thickening cloud will bring rain northwards through Munster and south Leinster later in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees Celsius.

Tuesday night will feature a spell of windy and very wet weather will become widespread early Tuesday night.

Heavy falls of rain may well lead to spot flooding and some wintry falls on northern hills. Overnight lows of 1 to 6 degrees Celsius, coldest over Ulster.

Wednesday will be cold with further wet and windy weather for a time with strong and gusty northwest winds and afternoon temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees through Ulster, but 7 to 10 elsewhere, highest on the south coast.

Clear spells and showers following later in the day and overnight with some frost, overnight lows of 1 to 4 degrees Celsius. 

Thursday is set to be cool, bright and breezy with sunny spells and scattered passing heavy showers.

Blustery northwest winds will fall off moderate to fresh during the afternoon in temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius, possibly a little colder in some northern parts. Frosty overnight in lows of -2 to +2 degrees Celsius. 

After a mostly dry start on Friday, rain with strengthening southerly winds will spread eastwards during the afternoon, with some heavy rain in places.

The forecaster expects it to stay unsettled and chilly with rain or showers at times over the weekend.