Met Eireann has warned that Ireland’s weather will turn progressively colder over the coming days. Daytime temperatures of just 2C are forecast with the potential for snow.
Cold weather is set to make a bitter comeback, with daytime temperatures of just 2C forecast for later next week.
Met Eireann has warned the weather will turn progressively colder over the coming days, with frost and icy patches, as well as the potential for snow.
The weather is expected to take a chilly turn from Monday night when temperatures after dark drop as low as -2C. During the day on Tuesday, thermometers will reach just 5C to 8C with further freezing conditions overnight.
Wednesday night could see Ireland’s first snow of the season, with the meteorological service saying: “Showers will develop on northern and northwestern coasts towards morning, some heavy with a risk of hail and sleet.”
Thursday is forecast to be bitterly cold with daytime temperatures of just 2C to 6C. The national forecaster said it will be “rather chilly” and “some of the showers could be wintry in nature, especially about higher terrain.”
The “cold northerly airflow” is expected to continue on Friday and into the weekend as we head into the start of meteorological winter.
Giving a day-by-day breakdown of what to expect, Met Eireann said: “Damp and mostly cloudy to begin Sunday, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Brighter and clearer conditions in the west and southwest, however, with scattered showers, will gradually extend eastwards over the country as the day goes on. Highest temperatures of 8C to 12C, with light to moderate southerly winds becoming westerly.
“Some clear spells, but rather cloudy overall Sunday night, with showers merging to longer spells of rain at times, mainly in the west. Later in the night, cloud with patchy rain and drizzle will spread down from the north. Mist and fog patches will form as winds fall light westerly or variable, becoming northerly by morning. Lowest temperatures of 3C to 7C.
“Cloud with patchy light rain and drizzle, will continue to clear southwards on Monday morning with cooler, clearer and sunnier conditions extending from the north. Isolated showers will occur in the afternoon, especially over Leinster. Light to moderate northerly breezes will be fresher near the east coast. Afternoon highs of 6C to 10C.
“Mainly dry Monday night with light northerly or variable winds. A widespread frost setting in with lowest temperatures of -2C to 2C with icy patches possible. Patchy mist and fog also.
“Any mist, fog and frost will gradually clear through Tuesday morning to leave a dry day with plenty of sunshine for most. A few showers are possible along northern and northwestern coasts. Cloud will increase in western and northwestern counties towards evening. Afternoon highs will range 5C to 8C in light, variable breezes.
“Dry and cold with a mix of cloud and clear spells for most on Tuesday night. Cloudier and milder conditions near Atlantic coasts, however, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle developing overnight. Lowest air temperatures of -2C to 3C, with frost and icy patches. Light southerly or variable breezes will allow mist and fog patches to form.
“Wednesday will be a cloudier day overall with showers or longer spells of rain. Mist and fog could be quite slow to clear in the morning. Maximum temperatures will range 4C to 7C generally, coldest in Ulster. Winds will be light and variable in direction.
“Outbreaks of rain in the west and south will gradually clear southwards on Wednesday night with colder clearer conditions following from the north. Minimum temperatures will fall to between -2C and 2C. Showers will develop on northern and northwestern coasts towards morning, some heavy with a risk of hail and sleet. Winds will be light to moderate northerly.
“Thursday looks set to be a rather chilly day. Plenty of sunshine indicated over the western half of the country, but cloudier periods further east with scattered showers, mainly in northern and eastern coastal counties. Some of the showers could be wintry in nature, especially about higher terrain. Afternoon highs of just 2C to 6C in light to moderate northerly winds, freshening on coasts later.
“Current indications for Friday and next weekend suggest a good deal of dry and bright weather in a cold northerly airflow for the first few days of meteorological winter, with scattered showers mainly confined to northern, western and eastern coasts. Uncertainty increases from Sunday, however.”
Source : Mirror