Met Éireann’s 48 Hour Warning As Ireland Set For Weekend Wintry Blast

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Met Éireann has issued a 48 hour warning of snow, sub zero temperatures and “severe frost” for Ireland over the weekend.

RTE Weather tweeted this, “Spring seems to have taken a break and winter is back ! We’re in for a cold weekend with showers – most frequent in the afternoons and some of them will be wintry”. More information here.

Temperatures are expected to hit -3 degrees in the country tonight.

Scattered wintry showers will clear the south overnight. Further wintry showers will also move into the north. There is also a risk of isolated thunderstorms too.

Carlow Weather’s Twitter account tweeted this morning.

“Some nasty showers during today and tomorrow with risk of thunderstorms and wintry showers. It can go from bright sunshine and blue skies to heavy thundery downpours very quickly so take care if you get in a shower”. 

What Met Éireann said:

Met Éireann had this to say.

“The showers today will become more widespread through the afternoon and some will be heavy, possibly with hail”.

“Turning wintry at times too with the possibility of snow on higher ground later in the day”.

They added, “Very cold tonight with temperatures dropping to between -3 to +1 degrees under long clear spells with a widespread sharp to severe frost forming, with some ice patches”.

They also tweeted, “Showers will be quite widespread this afternoon, some with hail or turning wintry. Showers may be heavy. There will be occasional bright or sunny intervals also. Highs of 6 to 10 degrees”. Find out more here.

Meanwhile, Saturday is expected to be cold with wintry showers along the nortwestern and northern coasts. Showers will become isolated later.  Sharp frost and ice is expected for Saturday night. Lowest temperatures of -3 degrees.

Expected to be mostly dry in the east

However, it is expected to stay mostly dry with sunshine for much of the east and south.

The weather will continue to be changeable due to the low pressure.