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25th Apr 2024

Met Éireann pinpoint when temperatures are set to plummet below zero

Simon Kelly

Met Eireann cold weather

We’ve had our day in the sun

We’ve had a lovely dry week of weather for the first time in God knows how long, but it looks like our luck might be coming to an end soon.

Temperatures have been mild enough lately, however they are set to drop pretty soon according to Met Éireann.

The national forecaster has warned that temps could drop to -1 on Friday night in some areas of the country.

It’s not all bad news, however, as mild temperatures are set to return next week.

Today, Thursday, April 25, will see scattered showers begin in the north with some limited bright spells elsewhere.

The weather will then become mostly cloudy by the afternoon, with showery outbreaks of rain developing, turning heavy later in parts of the south and southwest.

Met Éireann say drier and sunnier conditions will develop in the north through the afternoon, with highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees.

Tonight will see some outbreaks of rain in parts of the south, but cold and clear elsewhere, aside from a few showers near northern coasts. Temperatures may reach as low as 0c, with grass frost possible in some areas.

National weather forecast for the rest of the week

Friday, April 26
Some bright or sunny spells tomorrow with well scattered showers, some heavy. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in a light to moderate northeasterly breeze.

On Friday night, showers will soon die away with long clear spells following. Some frost will set in. Cold with lowest temperatures of -1 to 3 degrees in light northerly breezes.

Saturday, April 27
Saturday’s weather will be a cool day with a mix of sunny spells and scattered April showers feeding in over the country, in a light to moderate northeasterly breeze. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees, mildest in the west.

Mainly dry and chilly on Saturday night with clear spells in a light northwesterly breeze. Lowest temperatures of -1 to plus 2 degrees with some grass frost forming.

Sunday, April 28
Sunday will see the likelihood of more general falls of rain moving in off the Atlantic during the day. Much of the south and southeast may stay fully dry however. Fairly cool with highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees. Northerly winds will likely veer westerly.

For next week’s weather, Met Éireann say it will be unsettled for the early days of the week with rain or showers feeding up from the south and temperatures turning a little milder.

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