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Frost, Thunder And Heavy Showers - A Fairly Grim Weekend Awaits

By James Fenton

April 26, 2018 at 2:44pm


Stick your big bag of cans back in the fridge, lads. The sun has gone and it's never coming back again. At least not for this weekend anyway. 

In stark contrast to last week, Met Éireann is forecasting that this weekend will be a mix of frost, fog, thunder, freezing temperatures, heavy rain and other miserable weather terms that none of us ever like hearing. 

To keep us from feeling completely downhearted though, there will be some sunny spells in between all the darkness but the outlook doesn't sound too good in general. 

Here's what Ireland's weather experts are predicting:


'A bright and sunny start to Friday, but it'll be cloudier across south Leinster and parts of Munster. Showers will again develop through the day across much of the country, with hail and thunder in the heaviest showers. Highs of 9 to 11 degrees in light to moderate northeasterly winds.

Showers will become isolated on Friday night and it will turn cold under clear spells. Lowest temperatures of zero to 2 degrees Celsius in the light northerly breezes with a sharp ground frost.'


'Saturday will start cold and dry in many places with crisp sunshine, but cloud will soon increase and scattered showers will break out by the afternoon.'

'Some of the showers will be heavy and slow-moving with a risk of hail and the odd rumble of thunder. Highest temperatures of 10 or 11 degrees Celsius in light northwest or northerly breezes.

'Showers will mostly dying out on Saturday night and many places dry and clear overnight. Lows of zero to plus 4 degrees Celsius with sharp grass frost and possibly some fog around dawn.' 


'Another rather cold day with sunshine at first, but heavy showers developing, some once again slow moving with hail and risk of thunder. 

'Top temperatures around 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Winds veering light to moderate north or northeasterly. Cold and mostly dry overnight with light winds and lows of 0 to 3 degrees with grass frost and possibly some fog around dawn.'

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