Snowcovered roofs on New Road in Portlaoise today
Weather in Laois and Leinster could not be more mixed today, with Met Eireann forecasting everything from sunshine and wind to heavy showers including snow, rounded off with another blast of frost tonight.
Today Thursday February 15, will be a cold, bright day with gusty west to southwest winds. Although there will be long spells of dry weather with good sunshine, scattered heavy showers will continue to occur throughout the day. Most of these showers will fall as rain or hail but some will be more wintry over the higher ground. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.
Temperatures will again drop to frosty tonight. The evening and night will be mostly dry and clear with temperatures falling to around freezing and with a widespread frost developing.
Friday morning will be mainly dry and bright with the frost clearing quickly in the sunshine. Cloud will increase in the early afternoon with rain to follow later in the day. Highs of 8 or 9 degrees in moderate southwest winds.