Freezing weather conditions on the way as Met Éireann warns of "polar air-mass"
Time to wrap up.
Of all the things going on in 2020, we haven't seen a polar-air mass just yet. So, right on cue, Met Éireann has told us it's going to affect the weather here in the near future.
A cold air system is heading straight for Ireland and will bring some odd weather along with it.
Although it will be mainly bright with good sunny spells for the remainder of the week, Met Éireann is also predicting overnight lows of -1 degrees with frost forming in places.
A cold polar maritime air-mass lies over Ireland. The chart shows temperatures below -32C at around 5.5km above the surface. As this very cold air overruns the relatively warm seas, deep convection has formed, bringing some heavy showers this morning & hail & lightning in places pic.twitter.com/VXnXzjZ7bU
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 3, 2020
Yes folks, we can expect cold air, heavy showers, potentially hail, and even lightning in places as a result of the air-mass.
Our 7 day Atlantic Chart shows the precipitation and pressure forecast in 6 hour intervalshttps://t.co/9Giuj4CR5m
A nationwide forecast and outlook covering the next week can be found here. https://t.co/9gKN6SVok4 pic.twitter.com/7XRzUg0ba7
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 4, 2020
On Thursday night, Met Éireann says we'll see "a mix of cloud and clear spells" with lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees and frost forming in places.
Temperatures will again drop to -2 on Friday night before milder conditions return for the weekend, with outbreaks of rain likely, particularly in Munster and South Leinster.
Something of a mixed bag in store for the next few days, to say the least.