Ireland Arctic conditions on the way for Dublin as temperatures plummet well below zero

12:50  09 november  2017
12:50  09 november  2017 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Collins Photo Agency © Collins Photo Agency Collins Photo Agency The weather is set to turn freezing cold at the weekend with temperatures as low as -3C on Sunday in the capital.

Temperatures will drop from mild on Thursday to gradually getting colder and colder as we approach the weekend.

The freezing weather will be the first taste of below zero temperatures so far this winter.

Woman wrapped up against the cold © Catalyst Images Woman wrapped up against the cold

But for Thursday and Friday at least there will be some decent weather with no real cold just yet.

A Met Eireann forecaster said: "Today will be mostly dry but cloudy and just a few bright or sunny spells. However, cloud will build again from the west during the afternoon and evening.

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"Mid-day temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.

"Tonight will become cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The rain will become persistent for a time before clearing southeastwards to just isolated showers by morning.

"Lowest temperatures will stay around 5 to 7 degrees. West to southwesterly winds will increase fresh and gusty, but veer west to northwest and decrease moderate to fresh by morning.

"Friday will be mostly dry with some bright or sunny spells and just the odd shower.

Woman cupping a tea cup © Catalyst Images Woman cupping a tea cup

"During the afternoon cloud will increase from the west with patchy rain by later afternoon or evening. Afternoon temperatures will range from 8 to 10 degrees."

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The drop in temperatures will begin on Saturday with a cold night before Sunday and Sunday night in particular turn arctic.

The forecaster added: "Gradually becoming cooler again during Saturday afternoon in a light to moderate northwesterly breeze with mid-day temperatures of just 7 to 10 degrees.

"Lowest temperatures on Saturday night will fall to between 2 and 6 degrees with some grass frost.

"Sunday will turn cold with afternoon temperatures of just 7 to 9 degrees and feeling colder in the moderate to fresh and gusty northwesterly wind, which will be strong near coasts.

"Sunday night will become very cold. It will be dry with good clear spells and winds will fall light.

"Lowest temperatures are likely to fall to between -3 and +2 degrees with a widespread ground frost."

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