Met Éireann: Snow And Thunderstorms Expected From Weekend


Met Éireann has forecasted snow to hit Ireland over the weekend, with thunderstorms to also hit the country. They have assured that is not going to be like what we experienced with “The Beast Of The East” in 2018.

The next few days are predicted to be unpleasant. Isolated thunder and lightening in parts are expected for Thursday and Friday.

The national forecaster said, “Widespread heavy showers today with the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. Spot flooding is possible. Sunny spells at times too though”.

They added, “Cold across Ulster with highest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees Celsius, but milder elsewhere with highs of 8 to 11 degrees Celsius. Breezy across the southern half of Ireland in moderate to fresh southwest winds, but with lighter cyclonic variable breezes elsewhere”.

Met Éireann forecast for Friday:

Regarding Friday, Met Éireann said, “Many areas will start off dry on Friday with sunny spells. However, showers will feed into Connacht during the morning and will extend into Munster for the rest of the day. Some wintry falls are possible on higher ground here later. Cold with highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius, in light variable or westerly breezes”.

They added, “Clear spells and well scattered showers, mainly across Munster early on, and later across northern and eastern coasts. There will be the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. Frost and possible icy stretches too, in light variable mostly northerly breezes. Cold with lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees Celsius”. 

Met Éireann also said that the weather is expected to be extremely cold on Friday and Saturday. However they expect to see “widespread frost and ice” for Sunday. Wintry showers to to hit eastern countries along northern coasts. A dusting of snow is also possible. Temperatures are to stay between -3 and 0 degrees  “in moderate northeast winds, fresher along Irish Sea coasts”.

“Even colder next week”

The national forecaster expect it to get “even colder” next week with frost and ice. They added,  “Falls of sleet and snow are expected, mainly over east Leinster for the early days of the week”. 

Met Éireann did warn that we are unlikely to see another “Beast From The East”. They said, “The Beast from the East was more of a storm and we’re not getting the same conditions”.