Try to remain calm, but there’s a good chance snow will fall in Ireland this week
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After a mild start, there will be a fairly dramatic shift in the weather in Ireland towards the end of this week, with freezing temperatures, sleet and, whisper it, a good chance of snow in parts of the country heading into next weekend.
According to Met Éireann, it will be cloudy but mainly dry on Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures in the low teens, although rain will start to fall and become persistent on Tuesday night.
Those spells of rain will continue throughout Wednesday as it spreads eastwards across the country, with temperatures reaching as high as 13 degrees with fresh to strong southerly winds.
From Thursday on, however, conditions will begin to change, with Met Éireann promising a “bitterly cold” day with temperatures reaching no higher than 6 degrees in the afternoon and “the likelihood of snow” increasing by evening, when temperatures will drop below freezing.
There’s more of the same promised for Friday, with showers of rain, sleet and snow mixed with sunny spells during the day, followed by severe frost and icy patches as temperatures drop to as low as -3 degrees.
Saturday will be mainly cold with sunny spells, with showers of rain turning to snow spreading from the west on Saturday evening ahead of more rain and sleet on another cold day on Sunday.
Get those winter coats ready, you're going to need them by the weekend.