Following a blissful few days of sunshine and warm winds, Ireland's weather for the long weekend could only mean one thing...
However, it's not all bad. According to Met Éireann:
''Cool, blustery and mainly cloudy today, St. Patrick's Day. Fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds will be blustery on Atlantic coasts. Dry in some eastern and southern areas to start, but persistent and sometimes heavy rain will affect Connacht, Ulster and parts of west Munster today, with some hill and coastal fog. But the rain should be lighter and more scattered elsewhere, with further occasional dry periods. Top temperatures 9 to 11 C.''
And as for tonight:
''Windy early tonight with strong and gusty west to southwest winds, but these decreasing fresh later. Misty and mostly cloudy, with some further rain at times. The rain will be persistent and heavy in northwestern and western areas, with some fog in places. Some spot flooding is likely. But there will be some dry spells elsewhere at times, with the rain generally lighter and more patchy. Lowest temperatures 7 to 10 C.''
In summary: Bring. A. Brolly.
Don't say we didn't warn you...