Met Eireann has confirmed “wintry flurries” for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Firday of this week.
There is also a possibility of snow on higher ground in Ireland tonight and Wednesday.
Met Eireann added that, it will be cold and blustery on Tuesday. There will also be bright and sunny spells mixed with some showers. In Dublin, some of these showers will be possibly wintry. RTE Weather tweeted that temperatures will rise to between 4 and 7 degrees Tuesday afternoon. More here.
Tonight will mostly dry, turning frosty and icy. Temperatures could sink to -3 degress. It is expected that temperatures will plummet well below sub-zero for 6 days in a row.
What Met Eireann said:
Over the next few days, Met Eireann said the following:
Tuesday Night: “Soon after midnight, rain will develop in western coastal counties and extend eastwards over central and southern counties. It will turn to sleet and snow in some areas”.
Tomorrow: “An icy start for many on Wednesday. Rain, sleet, snow and wintry flurries across Ireland will clear southeastwards during the day with bright spells and scattered wintry showers following from the northwest. A very cold day with maximum temperatures generally ranging 1 to 4 degrees but a little less cold in southern coastal areas. Winds will be generally light or moderate, varying in direction but becoming northerly later in the day”.
Wednesday Night: Met Eireann stated, “Clear spells and wintry showers overnight, showers mainly confined to western and northern coastal counties. Widespread frost and ice with minimum temperatures of -3 to +2 degrees in fresh northwest winds”.
New Year’s Eve (Thursday): “Cold and breezy on Thursday with sunny spells and passing showers, these mainly affecting Atlantic coastal counties with a risk of hail and thunder”.
“Maximum temperatures generally ranging 2 to 6 degrees in fresh north or northwest winds. Frost and ice developing again on Thursday night with lowest temperatures of -3 to +2 degrees. Many areas will be dry and clear but showers will affect some Atlantic coastal areas and may drift onto Irish Sea coasts for a time.”
Friday: “New Year’s Day will dawn cold and frosty. It’ll be a bright day with good sunny spells but also some passing showers, possibly wintry on high ground. Maximum temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees in moderate northerly winds. Most areas dry overnight with sharp frost and ice. However, a few showers will affect Atlantic coastal counties and may drift onto some southeastern coastal areas. Minimum temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees in moderate northerly breezes.”
Outlook for the weekend:
Saturday: “After a cold and icy start, Saturday will bring plenty of dry and bright weather with crisp sunshine and just a few coastal showers. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees in moderate northerly breezes. Widespread frost and ice overnight with lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees”.
Met Eireann added, “It’ll be mostly dry with just a few showers in coastal parts of the north and east”.
Sunday: Met Eireann concluded, “Current indications suggest Sunday will be another cold day with sunny spells and just isolated showers of rain or hail. Maximum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in moderate northerly winds.”
This follows the cold weather experienced last week. See here.