Met Éireann forecasts “possibility of snow” on Wicklow Mountains ahead of another cold week 2 weeks ago

Met Éireann forecasts “possibility of snow” on Wicklow Mountains ahead of another cold week

Keep those hot water bottles handy, they’ll be needed this week.

Met Éireann has forecast there will be a “possibility of snow” on the tops of the Wicklow Mountains this week in what is likely to be another fairly bitter week overall.

Snow is likeliest to fall in the Wicklow Mountains on Tuesday night following outbreaks of rain in the east and the southeast which will turn heavy at times.

Met Éireann’s forecast comes after a number of counties experienced snowfall last week and a weather warning for low temperatures was issued on Sunday for all bar four counties in the Republic of Ireland.

While Ireland isn’t about to turn into the Arctic Circle anytime soon, temperatures “will still be a couple of degrees lower than usual for the time of year”, hitting freezing on Monday night and reaching close to it at night throughout the rest of the week.

Outside of the low temperatures and the potential for snow in the Wicklow Mountains, it’s a bit of a mixed bag, with plenty of dry spells amidst some scattered showers earlier in the week before turning more unsettled from Wednesday onwards.

Those conditions will continue into next weekend, with showers, winds from a variable direction and “temperatures a couple of degrees below the seasonal norm” making it feel very wintry indeed.