Met Éireann reveal their forecast for the weather on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Don't hold out for a White Christmas this year...
In the last few days, Met Éireann revealed the most extreme weather that Ireland has ever experience on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day down through the years (check that out in full here), but it looks like we shouldn't expect anything similar to that this year.
Ireland's national weather forecasters have finally announced their early prediction for the weather on the 24th and 25th of this month, and while they hasten to add that a lot can happen in four or five days, this is how they see it playing out this year:
MONDAY, CHRISTMAS EVE: Intermittent rain is likely across southern counties, heaviest early on in the day. A cold and frosty start elsewhere, especially across Ulster, but with sunny spells and overall dry for the day. Highest temperatures will range between 5 to 10 degrees Celsius, in light easterly breezes; mildest in the south.
TUESDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY: Current indications suggest it should be generally dry with sunny spells and moderate southeast breezes.
Meanwhile, the folks at Vouchercloud have released their White Christmas Map for the entire world (!), and according to the data they've got, Limerick is the most likely county in Ireland to get snow on Christmas Day, with a 5.4% chance of a White Christmas there.
Elsewhere in Ireland, Dublin reportedly has 3.9% chance of getting snow on the 25th, with Cork at 4.3%, and down the end there are the likes of Galway (2.5%) and Waterford (2.2%).
Worldwide, Russia has the highest chance of getting snow on Christmas Day, with a whopping 63.1% chance.
Check out the full data right here.