Met Éireann Is Officially Forecasting Snow On St. Patrick's Day

'I'm dreaming of a white St. Patrick's Day' doesn't quite have the same ring to it...

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I'm dreaming of a white St. Patrick's Day, just like the ones we used to know...

Wait, what? Yep, as strange as it sounds Met Éireann is now officially forecasting snow in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day. In what seems like the longest winter of all time, temperatures are set to plummet once again this weekend with scattered snow showers occurring, mainly in counties along the east and south coast. 

Speculation has been gathering pace about a return of the Beast From The East which ground the country to a halt a couple of weeks back but fortunately the weather this weekend doesn't look like it is going to be as dramatic. 

The forecast reads:

'Saturday, St. Patrick's Day will be dry in many areas, with bright spells, but scattered snow showers will occur, mainly in eastern coastal counties and along the south coast. 

'Breezy, with moderate to fresh easterly winds. Max. temperatures will range from just 1 or 2 degrees in the north and east to 5 or 6 along west and southwest coasts. 

'Saturday night will be very cold and frosty, with scattered snow showers in the eastern half of the country, but mainly dry elsewhere. 

Sunday will still be very cold, with scattered snow showers, most of them in Leinster and the eastern half of Munster, but well scattered elsewhere, with sunny spells. Max. 1 to 4 Celsius. Very cold and frosty again on Sunday night, but mostly dry.'

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