“Severe” conditions on the way as Ireland braces itself for bitterly cold weekend
There could even be snow in hilly areas in northern counties.
Temperatures will fall to as low as -3 degrees in Ireland this weekend in what promises to be a bitterly cold few days across the country.
After a blustery start to Thursday with plenty of heavy and thundery showers, Met Éireann says it will become bitterly cold by Thursday night, with frost becoming severe as the night progresses and conditions leading to icy roads throughout the country.
WEATHER WARNING: CONNACHT/ULSTER (UPLANDS)
A risk of wintry falls that could lead to some snow accumulations tomorrow over uplands. Bitter windchill in a strong wind. AVOID ALL UPLAND ROAD NETWORKS pic.twitter.com/hTcGBGr09d
— ☀Metalert Ireland☀ (@MetAlertIreland) November 22, 2017
There’ll be no let-up in the cold weather on Friday when temperatures will reach no higher than 8 degrees, with frost once again becoming severe on Friday night as temperatures fall to a few degrees below zero.
Saturday will at least see a few sunny spells, but you’ll still need to wrap up warm if you’re out and about with highs of just 5-8 degrees during daylight hours, again dropping to as low as -2 while wintry showers make their presence felt on Saturday night.
The frost and ice will begin to clear on Sunday and it will feel a little milder than the previous few days, but it won’t exactly be pleasant with the promise of widespread and heavy rain, which will continue into early next week.