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11th Dec 2019

Parts of Ireland could see snow this weekend as ‘wintry falls possible’

Darragh Murphy

Snow in Ireland

Snow may arrive in Ireland this weekend, according to Met Eireann.

Snow or sleet, referred to as “wintry falls” by the national forecaster, is possible on Friday.

Wednesday and Thursday will be largely dry in most parts of Ireland although there will be some outbreaks of rain, with showers more widespread in the west of the country.

Temperatures are set to drop considerably as the weekend approaches, with frost likely at night.

Met Eireann have also revealed that “wintry falls” are possible on Friday as showers combine with the freezing temperatures, meaning Ireland could be set for some sleet or snow.

The forecast for Friday reads: “Friday will be a cold day with sunny spells and showers. Some of the showers will merge into longer spells of rain. There is a risk of very windy conditions in the southwest, but details are still uncertain. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees. On Friday night showers may turn wintry as temperatures fall close to freezing.

“It will continue cold and showery during the weekend with some wintry falls possible. Frost is likely at night with minimum temperatures close to or below freezing. It will be breezy at times as well.

“It looks like it will continue cold early next week with sunshine and showers.”