A weather warning is in place as Storm Caroline heads towards Ireland.

Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

The warning will remain in place from 3am Thursday morning until Thursday evening at 8pm.

In the next 24 hours the weather is set to change and become bitterly cold. 

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The Met Éireann forecast states: "Bitterly cold and windy, with clear spells and wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow, most frequent in Ulster, Connacht and in west Munster, but in other areas also."

"Minimum temperatures minus 2 to plus 2 Celsius, with frost and icy stretches."

According to Met Éireann, Friday is also set to be cold:

"Still bitterly cold, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, most of the showers in the north and in Atlantic coastal counties. Maximum temperatures 2 to 5 Celsius, in fresh to strong northwesterly winds."

On Saturday, things will begin to clear but there is a threat of more wintry showers. 

Met Éireann said: "On Saturday, any frost and ice will clear during the morning, giving way to a mostly dry, bright day, with sunny intervals, but some further wintry showers will occur, mainly in the north and northeast."

Listen to the Morning Ireland weather forecast below: