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Bad News - Freezing Temperatures Are Set To Last For Most Of The Week

By James Fenton

June 18, 2018 at 10:49am

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It's fair to say we got a good dose of winter weather here in Ireland last week but it seems like Mother Nature has some more punishment in store for us.

While the snow is melting away in most parts of the country, that doesn't mean we can say goodbye to freezing temperatures just yet. Met Éireann, AKA Ireland's Weather Gods and Goddesses, have predicted a cold week ahead with things not properly picking up until at least Friday.

Here's what's in store with frost and ice being a recurring feature...

Monday night

Cold tonight with a mix of cloud and clear spells and just isolated showers. Treacherous conditions will persist as frost and ice set in. Lowest temperatures minus 3 to plus 2 degrees. Mist and fog will also form in light variable breezes.

Tuesday

Frost and fog will gradually clear on Tuesday morning to leave a predominantly cloudy and calm day, with a scattering of showers. Afternoon temperatures will range from 5 to 8 degrees again in near calm conditions.

Wednesday

Cool and bright on Wednesday with sunny intervals and scattered slow-moving showers, some of the showers of hail and sleet. Maximum temperatures will range from 5 to 8 degrees in moderate westerly breezes. Mostly dry overnight but with a few scattered showers. Frost and ice forming as temperatures fall to between -4 and +1 degrees.

Thursday

Bright spells and showers on Thursday, some of the showers will be wintry with falls of snow possible on high ground. Highest temperatures will range from 6 to 9 degrees in light, westerly winds. Mostly dry overnight but with a sharp frost forming under clearing skies. Lowest temperatures of -3 to +1 degrees.

Friday

Dry, bright and frosty on Friday morning. However, cloud will build in southern counties by early afternoon and outbreaks of rain will move in. The rain will then sweep northwards to all areas later in the day, possibly falling as snow for a time in the northwest. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in freshening southeasterly winds.

Weekend

Present indications suggest it will turn milder over the weekend but staying unsettled with outbreaks of rain and strong winds.

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