Wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow with localised accumulations, especially on higher ground, are forecast on Saturday.

As a result, Met Éireann has issued a status yellow snow-ice warning for the country.

The warning is in place until 11.00 on Sunday. Temperatures are forecast to dip to -3°C in parts on Saturday night.

Met Éireann said the wintry showers will lead to icy stretches on roads and footpaths.

The Met Office in Northern Ireland has also issued a status yellow warning for ice.

Wind warning

A status yellow wind warning remains in place until 17.00 on Saturday for Donegal.

Strong westerly winds for a time Saturday will lead to mean speeds 50km/h to 65km/h gusting to 90km/h to 110 km/h, with a risk of stronger winds at the coasts.