We’ve already heard that a “cold northerly blast” is expected to hit Ireland this bank holiday weekend – and now Met Éireann has backed up the claims in their latest forecast, predicting that a “cold arctic airmass” is on the way.
But at least we can enjoy a fairly pleasant few days before that happens, with temperatures expected to reach 14 degrees in parts of the country on Wednesday.
On Thursday evening we’ll start to see a massive change once the “arctic airmass” arrives.
A Met Éireann forecaster said, “A cold front will approach the northwest coast early on Thursday night with rain becoming persistent in the north and west early in the night.
“The cold front and associated rainfall will then sweep southeastwards during the night introducing a much colder arctic airmass across the country.”
They added, “Friday and the bank holiday then looks cold with day time temps struggling to get above 7°C and it will feel bitterly cold in a biting northerly wind!”
It looks like Sunday night will be particularly grim, with temperatures expected to drop as low as -3°C or -4°C.
It might be time to dig out those winter thermals…