The winds will continue to strengthen and from 9pm today through to 9am on Thursday morning a Met Office warning for strong winds is in force.
Winds could gust up from 40-60mph. In addition heavy rain has the potential to bring disruption to transport, tree damage and temporary power cuts.
Cloud soon spreading to all areas from the north, with patchy rain for a time.
We have already seen record snowfall earlier in March. Now we are in for another cold snap. How cold will it get and will it snow?
Cloud and rain slowly clearing northeast through the day