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IrelandSnow, ice and heavy rainfall expected over St Patrick's Day weekend

17:10  15 march  2019
17:10  15 march  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann warns heavy rain, frost and sub-zero temperatures set to hit Ireland

Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann warns heavy rain, frost and sub-zero temperatures set to hit Ireland There is also the potential for some wintry showers

Saint Patrick ' s Day , or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick "), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March

People attending St Patrick ’ s Day parades are advised to wrap up with a “very cold” weekend Concerns were raised at the weekend that a fresh period of snow was on its way when TV3 While there will be heavy rain on Wednesday,the forecast for Thursday and Friday is for sunny spells with

Snow, ice and heavy rainfall expected over St Patrick's Day weekend © Independent News & Media Susan Graydon and Paul Dingley with their Dog Honey from Tallaght having fun on the snow covered Dublin mountains Pic:Mark Condren

Heavy rain, low temperatures and snow are expected across the country this evening as Met Eireann issued a yellow weather warning.

But weather forecasters are saying 'bring a hood, not an umbrella' to St Patrick's Day festivities as conditions will be greatly improved by then.

There is a snow warning for northern counties tonight - mainly in Donegal, but there is a possibility that it will stretch across the country from Mayo to Cavan.

Met Eireann forecaster Siobhan Ryan said that overall wet and windy weather is expected from 9pm tonight. Low temperatures will mean that some of the rain will turn to snow, but that the weather will improve after that.

Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann predicting 'wintry showers' over frosty few days

Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann predicting 'wintry showers' over frosty few days The country was covered in a blanket on snow last weekend , as Storm Freya caused travel chaos. And the snow may not be over yet as Met Eireann confirmed wintry showers will hit this weekend and early next week. A spokesperson said: "Saturday will be a blustery day. "A band of showery rain will move eastwards across the country, falling as sleet in places, especially on high ground in Ulster. "Highest temperatures of 6C to 10C. It will become cold on Saturday night with rain turning wintry with temperatures between 1C and 4C.

The St Patrick ' s Day weekend looks set to be bitterly cold, with widespread frost also anticipated. Conditions will remain relatively mild on Thursday and Friday with some scattered And the snow may not be over yet as Met Eireann confirmed wintry showers will hit this weekend and early next week .

More springlike weather is expected to descend upon Chicagoland, just in time for this year' s St . Patrick ' s Day festivities. Anyone heading into town by car or train at the end of the week can expect generally smooth travel, though windy weather on Thursday, and to a lesser degree Friday, can lead

Gallery: Vintage photos of St. Patrick's Day (Photo Services)

"The weather is unsettled over the weekend but there is a slow improvement by the time we reach Monday," she told independent.ie.

"St Patrick's Day will be cold and blustery.

"There is a yellow rainfall warning of between 25 - 30mm rainfall from 9pm tonight until midday tomorrow.

"The heaviest rain is over the south west and north midlands with spot flooding and surface weather. There will be driving rain along the coast.

"As it moves up towards Donegal, temperatures overnight are cold and heavy rain will give way to snow.

Snow, ice and heavy rainfall expected over St Patrick's Day weekend People in the rain on Grafton Street, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

"It will be mainly wet snow, and on the higher ground a dusting of snow.

"In Munster there will be heavy enough folds of rain, in east Leinster and Waterford, it will be wet and windy."

Siobhan said that the worst of the weather will clear throughout the morning but there will be some scattered showers with hail or thunder.

"It will be colder over the day, the skies might brighten and the  rain give way to blustery showers. Tomorrow night will be quite cold with a brisk breeze throughout," she said.

"On St Patrick's Day temperatures are a bit better, bring a hood rather than umbrella, wrap up for it - it will be cooler than what they should be given the time of year.

"Next week is much milder, calmer spring-like weather."

Gardai warn punters against drinking in public areas on St Patrick's Day

Gardai warn punters against drinking in public areas on St Patrick's Day Those found flouting the rules will have their drinks taken off them . Nearly 150 barrels worth of drinks have been seized in the past, according to Chief Superintendent Lorraine Wheatley. Wheatley said: “We would rather prevent it, but we will take the drink off them. "In other years, we have filled 150 barrels with drink in the Temple Bar area so it is important that the message is sent out to young people that drink will be taken off them and they won't be allowed drink in public places.

More snow expected in UK during weekend – video. People living in areas already blanketed with While northern Scotland is the worst affected area, heavy snow is also likely over parts of Wales A yellow warning for snow and ice remained in place for large parts of the UK throughout Saturday.

Only a few days after a major storm brought snow and blizzard conditions, the northeastern United The ice and snow will tend to be very spotty and more of a nuisance over the Upper Midwest as the "Prior to the storm moving out to sea this weekend , a period of moderate to heavy snow is likely in

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Irish weather: Met Eireann say St Patrick's Day will be 'cold and blustery' as snow-ice warning issued for Donegal.
St Patrick's weekend is looking cold and chilly with blustery showers, hail and thunder

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