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Issued at: 24 February 2020 16:00


Tonight will be very cold and mostly dry, with clear spells. A few scattered showers are likely also, some of them possibly turning to sleet later, with a risk of one or two snow showers, mainly over high ground. Minimum temperatures 1 or 2 Celsius, in moderate to fresh westerly winds.

TOMORROW - Tuesday 25th February

Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be very cold and windy, with sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of the showers may be of hail, with a risk of sleet. There is also a risk of some snow showers, mainly over high ground. Maximum temperatures 5 to 7 Celsius, in a fresh to strong westerly wind.

National Outlook

Summary: Very cold and unsettled for the rest of the week, with occasional showers or longer spells of rain and some wintry precipitation of sleet and snow at times, especially in Ulster and Connacht. Dry, bright intervals also. Risk of frost at night.

Tuesday night: Very cold, with clear spells and scattered showers. Most of the showers will be in the western half of the country and some will be of hail, sleet and snow. There is also a risk of thunder, mainly in Atlantic coastal areas. Min. minus 1 to plus 2 Celsius, in fresh west to northwest winds. Risk of frost and icy patches.

Wednesday: Still very cold, with below normal temperatures. Maximum values only 4 to 8 Celsius, A bright day, with sunny spells, but scattered showers also, some of hail and sleet, with a continuing risk of snow showers, mainly over high ground. Winds mostly moderate to fresh, west to northwest, decreasing light by Wednesday night. Very cold overnight, with sharp or severe frost. Dry in most areas, but some wintry showers will occur, mainly in the northwest.. Min. 0 to minus 4 Celsius.

Thursday: Mostly dry and bright, with sunny spells. Cold, with maximum temperatures of 5 to 8 Celsius, in light to moderate southwest or variable breezes. Later Thursday and Thursday night, outbreaks of rain will extend from the Atlantic, possibly falling as sleet, with hill snow, for a time in the north and northwest, but very patchy in Munster and south Leinster. Min. 0 to 4 Celsius.

Further outlook: Current indications suggest that it will remain very cold and unsettled for the end of the week and the weekend, with a risk of further wintry precipitation and with a risk of frost at night. Dry, bright intervals also.


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