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25th Oct 2018

PIC: Temperatures Drop To -3 This Weekend As Fears Of Heavy Snow Grow

Darragh Berry

Your plans for the Bank Holiday Weekend could be disrupted heavily as Met Éireann has confirmed that temperatures will drop as low as -3 degrees over the weekend.

This comes following the news that snow had been tipped to hit Ireland hard on this day over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The possibility of heavy snow and frost coming our way is getting more and more serious as Met Eireann confirmed that “largely clear skies will see temperatures dipping minus 3 to plus 2 degrees with a widespread frost forming by dawn and a risk of icy patches.”

For Sunday, most parts will be dry and fine with good sunshine on Sunday, after a frosty start.

There is a risk of some shower activity along the eastern seaboard due to the light onshore north to northeast breeze, but most places will see a dry day with plenty of sunshine.

Top temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees but feeling warmer than previous days due to the lighter winds.

Temperatures will drop away fairly quickly after dark on Sunday night with frost forming in the clear near calm conditions.

However, increasing cloud from the Atlantic will see temperatures rising later in the night.

Temperatures on Sunday are expected to hit as low as -2 degrees.

Saturday is set to be the coldest day of the Cold Snap according to Carlow Weather Expert, Alan O’Reilly.

He added:

“So while the GFS and ECMWF weather models are in broad agreement for the cold snap coming, they are completely at odds for the rainfall on Bank Holiday Monday with GFS showing heavy rain across the country and ECMWF showing almost all the rainfall staying out in the Atlantic.”

No matter where you go this Bank Holiday, make sure you have a warm jacket close by.

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