Temperatures to plummet to as low as -8 degrees tonight 1 week ago

Temperatures to plummet to as low as -8 degrees tonight

It's set to be the coldest weather experienced in Ireland since in the infamous Beast from the East in 2018.

Temperatures will plummet to as low as -8 degrees and possibly even colder on Friday night in what will be the coldest conditions experienced in Ireland for some time.

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A low temperature warning for Ireland had already been in place for all of Ireland until 11am on Friday following freezing conditions on Thursday night into Friday morning, with colder weather still expected on Friday night.

Met Éireann has warned that it will be “extremely cold with widespread frost and ice” on Friday night. It will be dry, calm and clear in most areas, with wintry showers potentially affecting coastal counties in Leinster.

With fog also forming in some areas, conditions will be treacherous on Friday night and throughout Saturday, when temperatures are not expected to exceed 4 degrees during the day before dipping below freezing once again on Saturday night.

Speaking to Newstalk’s Breakfast Briefing on Friday, meanwhile, Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather said that the conditions are set to be the coldest experienced in Ireland since the ‘Beast from the East’ in early 2018.

O'Reilly said that temperatures could even drop as low as -10 in places and that there will be very little thaw in a lot of areas throughout Ireland due to the persistently cold weather.

Earlier this week. Met Éireann forecast a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event for Ireland this month; a similar event led to the arrival of Storm Emma and the aforementioned Beast from the East three years ago.