The first official day of winter is this week.
After forecasting that snow is possible in some parts this week in their report on Saturday, Met Éireann have given an updated look at the week ahead, with temperatures set to plunge into the minus figures throughout the next few days.
On Saturday, November 25, the national forecaster stated that “some snow is possible over Ulster and high ground further south”.
In an updated weekly forecast, Met Éireann have predicted “wintry showers” are coming our way, with some parts of the country experiencing temps of -3C.
Today, (Monday, November 27) will be mild enough, with highest temperatures staying between 6 to 11 degrees in a light to moderate north to northwest wind. However it will turn cooler this evening with temperatures falling below freezing.
Mostly cloudy this morning with patches of rain drizzle mist & fog☁️?️?️
During the late morning & afternoon drier & clearer conditions will gradually spread southwards from the north?️
By this evening most areas will be dry but some showers will develop in Ulster?️
6 to 11C?️ pic.twitter.com/Sxlbqr7IWE
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 27, 2023
National forecast for the week with update on “possible snow”
Tuesday, November 28
Any mist and fog will gradually clear tomorrow morning and it will be a mostly dry day with spells of sunshine. There will be some scattered showers, mainly in the north and east. Highest temperatures of 4 to 9 degrees in a light, variable wind.
Mostly dry with clear spells during the night, although isolated showers will affect some northern coastal areas. Cloud will increase in the west overnight and may bring some patchy light rain or drizzle. Cold with lowest temperatures of -2 to +4 degrees, so there will be frost and possibly ice in some areas. Areas of mist and fog will form as winds stay light and variable.
Wednesday, November 29
Mist and fog will slowly clear and it will be a generally cloudy day. Many areas will stay dry but there will be patchy rain or drizzle, mainly in coastal areas. Highest temperatures of 4 to 9 degrees in a light easterly wind.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain or drizzle will move southwards on Wednesday night but will linger near the south coast. Patches of mist and fog are likely here too. Some showers will develop in the northwest later. It will be cold with widespread frost and possible ice as temperatures drop to between -3 and +1 degrees, coldest in the north, in a light northerly wind.
Thursday, November 30
Thursday will be cold with temperatures only reaching 3 to 6 degrees. It will be dry with sunny spells at first, but scattered showers will develop over Ulster and Connacht in the afternoon, extending further south in the evening. A few showers are possible near the east coast too. Some of the showers will be wintry, especially over higher ground. Light north to northwest winds.
Another cold night on Thursday with widespread frost and potentially some icy patches. There will be scattered showers early in the night, some wintry, but they will clear from most areas by morning. Lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees, in a light northerly or variable wind.
Friday, December 1
The first day of meteorological Winter will be cold with a mix of sunny spells and showers. Most of the showers will be in the north and east and some will be wintry. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees in a light to moderate northerly wind.
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