Temperatures set to plummet to -5 degrees with arrival of “cold polar maritime air-mass”
Wrap up warm, it’s going to be nippy out.
While the weather so far this month hasn’t exactly been pleasant, the wind and rain have been accompanied by relatively mild temperatures to date.
That’s about to change today and tomorrow, however, due to the arrival of a “cold polar maritime air-mass” that will result in sub-zero temperatures conditions nationwide and temperatures as low as -5 in places.
A cold polar maritime air-mass is moving in over Ireland today. Sunday morning (0600UTC) 850hPa temperatures (around 1.5km above the surface) will be sub-zero nationwide & nearing -5°C in the NW of the country. Frost is expected to form in some sheltered areas by Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/ytQUhdXLiN
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 21, 2020
The northwest looks set to be hit with the coldest weather overnight on Saturday and into Sunday morning and there will likely be frost in sheltered areas throughout the country.
Cold weather aside, the forecast from Met Éireann for the next week does contain some promising signs, with mainly dry conditions and sunny spells promised for large parts of next week.
That dry weather will come with plenty of sunny spells, making for some pleasant winter weather, although temperatures will drop to below zero at times at night.
In amongst all that, Tuesday is expected to see heavy and persistent rain and the long-range forecast hints at unsettled spells with plenty of rain showers heading into next weekend.