Weather Experts Fear "Beast From The East" Could Return Hard On St. Patrick's Day To Ireland
Not Paddy's Dayyyy...
The Irish Sun is saying that weather experts around the country are expecting a "Beast From The East" like attack on Ireland on St.Patrick's Day.
It is being said by Met Éireann that there is a "50-50 chance" that the country will freeze this weekend meaning the country could go into complete shutdown once again on the most highly anticipated days of the year.
A spokesperson for the national forecaster told the publication that:
"We would not forecast as far as the weekend. At the moment we are forecasting until Thursday. The weekend is actually quite uncertain. What we have is several low pressure systems in the mid-Atlantic at the moment.
"There is a high pressure system over Scandinavia, so it is a battle between them – basically Ireland is sitting on the fence between the low pressure and high pressure.
“I wouldn’t want to put any bets on it. With the high pressure over Scandinavia it could, literally, go either way.”
And if the below pictures are anything to go by, then it looks as though we could be definitely bracing ourselves for a cold hitting Paddy's Day.
Someone really needs to tell the #BeastFromTheEast to go on holidays for Spring.— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) March 11, 2018
Don’t panic though lots of uncertainty and risk of anything like we saw last week is very very slim pic.twitter.com/zT0P6WcrHK
So ...no need for alarm just yet but something is stirring for next weekend. Could #BeastFromTheEast could be making a come back?! Early tracking models for next Sunday 18th. Nothing comfirmed. Will be keeping a close eye!! pic.twitter.com/Dno2TAnEGC— Deric Ó hArtagáinTV (@deric_tv) March 11, 2018
As long as the pubs are still open and the sport is still on, we think we'll be okay thought.