Looking out the window at blue skies over Ireland today, it's reasonable to assume that the worst of winter has passed us by. Alas, it appears our old friend The Beast From The East is already plotting round three after the devastation of mid-February and the widespread snowfall the day after St. Patrick's Day.
The Irish Mirror reports that while things are set to pick up later this week, there could be a third blast of snow just in time for Easter. Icy winds are set to hit Ireland and the UK in the run-up to the Bank Holiday weekend meaning that there's a chance of more snowfall.
The theory was reinforced by BBC weatherman Simon King who posed the question 'Who likes trilogies?' to his Twitter followers before explaining that 'When you get a sudden stratospheric warming event like we saw in January, it often means you can get more than one/two/three bouts of colder weather.'
Who likes trilogies? When you get a sudden stratospheric warming event like we saw in Jan, it often means you can get more than one/two/three bouts of colder weather. #BeastFromTheEast to be continued....? pic.twitter.com/nnt9nJmJDf
— Simon King (@SimonOKing) March 19, 2018
Well, we were under the impression that a White Easter would be verging on ridiculous but hopefully all the snow will be finished before we all go off on our summer holidays.