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19th Nov 2018

Temperatures to drop to freezing point as mist, fog and frost to arrive this week

Rory Cashin

This is the week to break out the big jumpers.

Yep, it is pretty cold this morning, and the rest of the week looks set to get colder, before picking up slightly before the weekend.

There’s also a lot of rain on the horizon.

Basically, an Irish Winter is in full effect.

Here is Met Éireann‘s fill forecast for the rest of the week so far:

Monday will be quite cold, breezy and mainly dry. Sunny spells in many areas at first. Thickening cloud in the east will extend westwards across the country. The afternoon will be mostly cloudy with one or two isolated showers developing. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees with moderate to fresh, gusty easterly winds. Monday night will be mainly dry with a good deal of cloud and some clear intervals. Some showers will develop in the east and south. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees.

Tuesday will be cold and mostly cloudy. Showers will spread westwards across much of the country through the morning, becoming more prolonged in the afternoon. The north and west of Connacht and Ulster will stay mainly dry with some bright spells. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees with moderate to fresh, gusty northeast winds. On Tuesday night, showers or longer spells of rain will continue, mainly over the eastern half of the country. The best of any clear spells will be further west with ground frost possible in places. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees with moderate east to northeast breezes.

Wednesday will be cold and mostly cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain in many areas, but heaviest in the east. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with moderate east to northeast breezes, later becoming easterly. On Wednesday night, showers will continue in the east and south, but will die out elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with frost in places.

Thursday and Friday will continue cold with showers or longer spells, heaviest in the east and south. Winds will continue mainly east to northeast in direction. It will become slightly less cold with temperatures ranging from 6 to 9 degrees on Thursday and from 7 to 10 degrees on Friday. The nights will be mostly frost free.

Through next weekend, showers will mainly feed up from the east and south. The best of the drier, brighter periods will be in Connacht and Ulster. Day time temperatures will range from 7 to 11 degrees with mostly moderate east to southeast winds. There may be a touch of ground frost and some patches of mist or fog at night.

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