Weather conditions are going to become a lot more wintry as this week progresses, with “wintry showers” and temperatures down as low as -3 degrees predicted. As meteorological autumn turns to meteorological winter things are to get decidedly chilly, Met Éireann warns.
From Wednesday night, there will be a turn in the weather, with frost forming and a drop in temperature. Thursday will deteriorate further. Met Éireann predicts, “Thursday will be cold with sunshine and heavy showers, some of hail and possible thundery and becoming increasingly wintry in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with moderate west to northwest winds. On Thursday night, wintry showers will affect western coastal counties. Many areas will be dry with clear spells and a sharp frost with icy patches. Lowest temperatures of -3 to +1 degrees.”
Friday will get even worse, with a risk of thunder on top of the wintry showers. On Saturday, with a North East wind blowing over us, temperatures may get down as low as -3 degrees.
Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather says, “An interesting setup in the weather this week. Charts show Atlantic ridge with Jet Stream dropping South and cold air plunging down from North. Low system on Friday could see some wintry showers but mainly on high ground.”
All of you in the Dublin Mountains, be careful!