Source: Carlow Weather
The weather charts are forecasting a "nasty storm" with strong winds this week, says Carlow forecaster Alan O'Reilly.
The www.carlowweather.com forecaster said: "Latest charts for nasty storm Tuesday and Wednesday with strong winds expected. More details later but keep up to date with forecasts."
According to Met Éireann, Tuesday will become very windy with widespread showers, some heavy with hail and thunder. More persistent rain will move in across the west and north later in the day.
Maximum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees. Very windy overnight with gale force westerly winds and showery outbreaks of rain. Minimum temperatures of 3 to 5 degrees.
Wednesday will be cold and blustery with sunny spells and showers. Winds will gradually moderate in the afternoon. A spell of rain will push in from the Atlantic to affect western counties later in the day.
Maximum temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees. Breezy overnight with outbreaks of rain moving eastwards. Minimum temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees.
For those heading to Cheltenham, Alan O'Reilly said: "A wet start Tuesday for the first race with strong breeze. By Wednesday 10mm-15mm will have fallen and strong winds expected Wednesday but the worst should have passed before racing starts."
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