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Ireland Irish weather forecast: Snow could hit Ireland this weekend as Met Eireann says 'wintry falls' possible

09:55  11 december  2019
09:55  11 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Met Eireann said : " Wintry showers overnight and early on Saturday will give a risk of snowfall accumulations of 1 to 5 cm." There is also wind warnings in place in coastal areas. They said : "Westerly winds will reach gale force overnight on Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Malin Head to Howth

Wet and windy weather conditions are set to cause possible power cuts this weekend as coastal Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said : “A deep area of low pressure is expected to track Storm Erik was named by Irish forecaster Met Eireann on Thursday and overnight brought winds of

a couple of sheep walking across a snow covered forest: A dog enjoying the snow in Leitrim © Provided by Irish Mirror A dog enjoying the snow in Leitrim Snow could hit Ireland this weekend as "some wintry falls" are possible, according to Met Eireann.

The cold weather looks set to continue as the weather chiefs are saying sub-zero temperatures are likely.

It's expected to be windy over Thursday and Friday, and it appears the breezy conditions will roll on into the weekend.

A forecaster said: "It will continue cold and showery during the weekend with some wintry falls possible. 

"Frost is likely at night with minimum temperatures close to or below freezing. It will be breezy at times as well.

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A Met Eireann spokesman said : "Today, rain will clear most areas early this morning, but it may linger along parts of the east coast. Things could take a turn for the worse on Monday, as " wintry showers" hit parts of the country. The forecaster said : "Showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the north

Met Eireann confirmed that the rain will turn to sleet and snow in places. Weather chiefs also warned that the mercury will drop below freezing tonight, which could cause build-ups of snow and sleet to freeze in places. Met Éireann issues warning as snow to hit across Ireland ( Irish Mirror).

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"It looks like it will continue cold early next week with sunshine and showers."

Meanwhile, the national forecaster has warned of hail showers and thunderstorms affecting Atlantic counties on Wednesday.

And the "odd wintry fall" is forecast for higher ground. Highs will range from just 4C to 7C.

The forecaster said: "Mainly dry and bright at first in the east but showers in the west will become widespread during the morning.

"The showers will be most frequent in Atlantic counties, some of hail and thunder, with the odd wintry fall possible on higher ground.

"Highest temperatures of only 4 to 7 degrees, in fresh and gusty westerly winds."

a field with a mountain in the background: Snow on Irish mountains © Stock Snow on Irish mountains

Wednesday night be chilly with lows of 1C, and sleet showers may be followed by patches of rain.

The Met Eireann forecaster said: "Good clear spells a first tonight and mainly dry. 

"Later in the night cloud will thicken and rain will develop, possibly preceded by sleet on high ground.

"Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees early in the night. Winds will moderate but it will continue breezy on west and south coasts."

Thursday will be mainly dull and wet, with gale force winds hitting the west coast.

There is a risk of "very windy conditions" on Friday, but there will be some sunny spells.

And wintry falls may hit on Friday night too, as temperatures are expected to fall close to 0C.


Dublin weather forecast: Met Eireann warns of blustery end to week with wintry showers expected and risk of snow on higher ground .
Another windy say is in store so keep the gloves and scarf by your sideTemperatures are expected to reach 8C at their highest, and the winds are expected to be quite gusty.

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