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02nd Feb 2018

An ‘Arctic Snap’ Is Set To Hit These Parts Of Ireland Hard Next Week

Darragh Berry

Let it snow, let it snow, LET IT SNOW. 

Yes we know it’s February and no we don’t know why there is snow on the way but there is and that my friends, is Irish weather. 

The entire country is at risk of “significant accumulations of snow” next week a meteorologist revealed to The Irish Mirror.

It will be dry and sunny this weekend but once Monday comes, the place is going to be white. 

Liz Walsh of Met Éireann told the publication that: “The entire country is at risk. It’s looking like a cold spell coming through and a continuation of the cold weather.

“It’ll be dry mostly for Monday but there is another front moving in from the Atlantic. And that’s going to meet cold air over Ireland and when air meets cold air what happens is we get snow.

“And it does look like there’s an increasing risk of possibly fairly significant accumulations, but at this stage we can’t really say how much.

“But it does look like at the moment, even though it’s still a bit far out, but people along the east coast need to be watching out on Tuesday morning for a bit of snow on the ground.”

“We’re looking at a few accumulations. We’ve had some episodes before and it hasn’t hit Dublin but this one is more likely to hit Dublin.

“I think Dublin’s chance of the snow is Monday night, Tuesday morning and then we’ve got more showers moving into the west coast and that’s when they’re chance of significant accumulations of snow in the west is more Tuesday afternoon, evening.”

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