Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.
The alert is valid in Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford, from 3pm on Tuesday (December 22nd) until 9am tomorrow (Wednesday).
“Heavy rain at times may cause some localised flooding. Rainfall totals generally around 30-40mm, higher in mountainous areas.”
Patchy rain and drizzle will extend from the south during the afternoon. It will be rather cold tomorrow with highest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees, according to Met Éireann.
After an early frost on Tuesday night, temperatures will dip between -2 to +4 degrees. Cloud will increase across Ireland with rain to extend over south Munster and south Leinster.
Elsewhere, it will remain dry with mist and fog patches set to form.
Rain and sleet, according to Met Éireann, will slowly clear south-eastwards during the morning.
Brighter spells are expected in the north-west, with these to extend south-eastwards also. It will become mostly clear across the country by the evening with highs of 4 to 7 degrees.
It will become mostly dry and clear on Wednesday night with some isolated showers in the east and north. Temperatures will drop between -2 to +2 degrees. There is a risk of frost and icy patches, according to the national forecaster.
Thursday – Christmas Eve
It will be mostly dry with sunny spells and highs of 4 to 7 degrees. Cloud will increase along northern and western coasts by the afternoon with a risk of isolated, light showers.
Christmas Eve night will see clear spells, with cloud to increase from the north-west overnight. Temperatures will dip to -2 to +3 degrees with frost to develop for a period.
Friday – Christmas Day
Cloudy and dry conditions are expected, with a risk of an isolated shower on the west coast, according to Met Éireann. Temperatures will reach 6 to 9 degrees in moderate to fresh south-westerly winds.
Current indications from Met Éireann suggests that there will be a spell of wet weather on Saturday. It will turn much colder during the early days of next week.