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Weather Expert Talks About "Pest From The West" Chances Of Hitting Ireland

By Darragh Berry

March 7, 2018 at 8:13pm


Not more snow, anything other than more snow. 

We're just starting to get back around to normality again after a certain Beast and Storm Emma made their presence known around the country.

The constant weather chat had only quietened down for about... a day? (if even) when talk about the "Pest from the West" hitting Ireland began. 

This "pest" is set to hit the UK extremely hard and the Met Office have even issued a severe warning ahead of the weekend. 

However, the icy snap - which is expected to hit the east of the country during the early hours of Thursday with the wintry showers continuing towards dawn - doesn't look like it'll be hitting Ireland according to BBC Weatherman, Barra Best. 

He told Lovin that although the temperatures will enter into the minus numbers tonight, we shouldn't expect another snow day or two. 

"I’ve had a look at the forecast for the next few days. While it looks like it’ll get windier with rain moving north across the island on Saturday - it doesn’t look that unusual for this time of year. And it’ll be back to normal on Sunday."

Met Éireann's outlook for the next few days is as follows: "It'll be rather cold for the rest of the week with below normal temperatures; the risk of frost and ice by night. Well scattered wintry showers over the next few days, with a spell of rain moving up from the south Friday evening into Saturday day."

So while are neighbours across the way will get another burst, the rumours of us getting some over in Ireland are only rumours.

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