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09th Feb 2020

Met Éireann issues update on incoming cold spell set to affect all of Ireland

Rory Cashin

cold spell

Out of the fridge, into the freezer for the week ahead…

Earlier today (Sunday 9 February), Met Éireann issued two nationwide weather warnings including a status yellow snow and ice warning that will remain in place until midnight on Tuesday.

Their commentary on the incoming weather front is as follows:

“As Storm Ciara moves away today, colder air originating from Canada begins to feed down over Ireland. This will bring scattered wintry precipitation later tonight.

“The risk of snowfall increases during Monday and the risk will continue through Tuesday. While snow showers may develop anywhere they will occur chiefly in parts of the west and north, with some accumulations possible.

“The windy conditions that the country has experienced over the last few days will persist. Coupled with the colder air, it will feel bitterly cold with significant wind chill. The animation below depicts regions of warm and cold air masses. The warmer air is to the south of the country below the Polar Jet stream.”

Monday night will see temperatures dip to freezing, while Tuesday night is expected to fall below that again.

Wednesday and the rest of the week are not expected to be quite as cold, but there is still a lot of wind and rain on the menu leading right up to next weekend.

The animation below (also via Met Éireann) shows the much colder air moving in over Ireland over the coming days.

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