The Irish Meteorological Service Online
23 February 2018 21:00
Cold and mostly dry overnight. Cloudy in many areas, but sharp frost where cloud breaks occur. Lowest temperatures of -1 to 3 degrees in moderate southeast breezes.
Cold and generally dry on Saturday, rather cloudy in many places at first, but cloud breaking up and sunny spells developing especially in eastern and midland areas. Cold with highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees Celsius and feeling cold in the moderate or fresh southeast wind.
Bitterly cold, wintry weather is expected in the week ahead, with bitingly cold easterly winds. Generally dry Sunday night and Monday, but some snow expected to move in from the east over the following days.
Sunday Night: Very cold, dry and frosty on Sunday night with overnight lows of +1 to -3 degrees Celsius in moderate southeast to east winds, possibly a little less cold in parts of the southwest.
Monday: It will still be mainly dry on Monday, with some sunny spells at first, but cloud will thicken from the east with perhaps the odd light snow flurry in eastern areas, later in the day. Very cold with afternoon temperatures of 3 or 4 degrees Celsius in eastern counties and around 5 or 6 degrees Celsius in the west and southwest in a moderate east to southeast breeze. It will be very cold on Monday night with a severe frost and the risk of snow showers along northern and eastern and southern coastal fringes in moderate easterly winds. Lows of -2 to -4 C.
Tuesday: Some sunny spells on Tuesday, but cloudier in eastern and southern counties with occasional sleet and snow showers and possibly some more prolonged falls of snow in some parts later in the day. Daytime temperatures similar to Monday, 2 to 4 degrees Celsius in the midlands and east about 5 or 6 degrees Celsius in more western and southwestern parts.
Wednesday through to Friday: Extremely cold with severe frosts and daytime temperatures struggling to get above zero by day especially in eastern counties. Widespread snow showers at times, most especially in eastern, southern and northern counties and some disruptive accumulations are likely especially these areas and there is a weather advisory in operation, which will be continuously updated.
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