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28th Jan 2024

Met Éireann pinpoint when freezing temperatures are set to return

Simon Kelly

Irish weather

It’s going to be an unsettled week of weather.

Met Éireann have predicted a change in Irish weather this week, as temperatures are set to plummet to -1C, replacing milder conditions.

Recent days have seen a shift to unseasonably mild temperatures, with highest temperatures for Sunday, January 28, set to be between 11 to 14 degrees.

However, the national forecaster have revealed that freezing temps are set to make a return this coming week.

Irish weather: Met Éireann pinpoint return of freezing temperatures

The forecaster has predicted that Monday evening will see temperatures drop below 0C and although snowfall is unlikely, there will be the possibility of “frost and icy patches.”

The forecast for Monday reads: “Tomorrow will be cloudy over much of Leinster, Munster and east Ulster with outbreaks of rain, drizzle and some patchy mist, slowly becoming confined to the east and southeast in the evening.

“There is a small chance of sleet on mountains in the south and east. It will be a dry day across the rest of the country with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 5C to 8C in light to moderate northerly winds.

“Any lingering rain in the east and south will gradually clear into the Irish Sea overnight. Dry weather and clear spells will spread across the country from the west as the rain clears. Cold with lowest temperatures of -1C to 3C degrees and frost and icy patches developing in light northwesterly winds.”

However, mild conditions are set to make a quick return on Tuesday, with highs of about 6 to 9 degrees, raising to between 10 and 13 on Wednesday and Thursday.

It will remain unsettled for the week ahead, with outbreaks of rain continuing across the country.

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