Fears a ‘Beast from the East 2.0’ could hit Ireland in time for St. Patrick’s weekend
Worth keeping an eye on if you’re going to be marching in a parade next Saturday.
Parts of Ireland have barely recovered from the severe weather conditions brought on by the Beast from the East and Storm Emma and already there’s talk of more freezing conditions coming our way this weekend.
It should be immediately pointed out that there has been no hint of a repeat of conditions that made for one of the most severe weather events in Ireland in recent history, but early indications are that it will be a lot colder than usual for this time of year, with some wintry showers possibly throw in into the mix.
A number of weather forecasters, including TV3’s Deric Ó hArtagáin, Liam Dutton of Channel 4 (who had a bit of a pop at Met Éireann in the recent past) and Simon King of the BBC, all mentioned the ‘Beast’ when warning their Twitter followers of what’s in store over the coming days and into next weekend.
So ...no need for alarm just yet but something is stirring for next weekend. Could #BeastFromTheEast could be making a come back?! Early tracking models for next Sunday 18th. Nothing comfirmed. Will be keeping a close eye!! pic.twitter.com/Dno2TAnEGC
— Deric (@deric_tv) March 11, 2018
Beast from the east, part two?
Another burst of Siberian air may push westwards over Europe next weekend. It’s unlikely to be as intense or as prolonged as the last cold spell. Nevertheless, it brings the possibility of snow, frost and a late season chill back into the mix... pic.twitter.com/HjM1JBFnXA
— Liam Dutton - Weatherman (@liamdutton) March 11, 2018
— Simon King (@SimonOKing) March 12, 2018
Met Éireann, for their part, have not warned of anything particularly ominous just yet, although they do expect temperatures to drop to zero on Monday night and plenty of dry and sunny spells throughout the week, apart from Wednesday.
Conditions will begin to feel cooler on Friday and Met Éireann’s forecast is for “colder weather” next weekend; the extent of that colder weather remains to be seen, but best be ready for a milder reincarnation of the Beast just in case.