FROSTY nights with temperatures hitting zero or below are available for the country in the coming days – but Met Eireann predicts the weekend will be mostly dry.
The country’s frigid weather will continue with temperatures expected to remain in single digits throughout the weekend.
And the national forecaster is also expecting a cold snap in the air over the next few days with mercury ranging from 3 degrees Celsius to 9 degrees Celsius in most places.
Temperatures today will range between 5°C and 8°C before dropping a few degrees tonight, with the country seeing a “mostly dry and cloudy” day.
The Met Eireann said: “Today will be mostly dry and cloudy with some spells of sunshine or limited morning, mainly in the east and south.
“Sometimes there will be some drizzle on the west and northwest coasts.
“Temperatures peak 5 to 8 degrees with mild or moderate southwesterly winds.”
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“Tonight will be mostly dry and generally cloudy with light or moderate southwesterly or wind.
“However, some patchy drizzle could affect coastal parts to the west and north.
“Overall, lows are 3 to 5 degrees but it could get a bit colder locally under any clearer in the east and south with a bit of frost and some patches of fog .
They continued: “Saturday will continue to be cloudy with some patchy drizzle in the northwest and only a few spells of sunshine or morning elsewhere. Temperatures peak 6 to 10 degrees in mild or moderate southwesterly winds, closer to the fresher northwest coast.”
Saturday night is the real threat of winter Irish weather Heat-induced blows are expected to drop below zero.
Meet Eireann predicted “drizzle could affect western coastal areas, where it will be windy.
“The lowest temperature is 3 to 6 degrees in the west but a bit colder in the east dropping to -1 to 3 degrees and frost is possible there, with light to moderate winds in the south. A few mists or patches of fog are also present”.
OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE
Look to Sunday and then daily temperatures will rise a few degrees but nights will remain chilly as temperatures drop to freezing in places – but next week is expected to remain dry.
The outlook said: “Sunday will be a dry and cloudy day for most people, with only occasional light winds.
“However, there will be some drizzle or light rain in the southwestern and western coastal areas, which may persist later in the day and overnight. Temperatures peak 7 to 9 degrees with mild to moderate breezes in the south, fresher near the Atlantic coasts.
“For the first few days of next week, most of the weather will continue to be dry, but there will be some drizzle or light rain, mainly in the western and northern areas.
“It will be cloudy but there can also be occasional sunny or bright spells.
“Highs of 7 to 10 degrees during the day, dropping to 0 to 5 degrees overnight with light ground frost in places.
“Now it looks to be turning cool with some break-up of rain on Wednesday night, followed by mostly good stable conditions and more sunshine.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8240608/irish-weather-frost-cold-temperatures-zero-met-eireann/ Ireland Weather – Cold nights to come with temperatures dropping below zero as Met Eireann forecasts mostly dry weekend