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12th Dec 2019

Temperatures in Ireland set to plummet to -3 this weekend

Darragh Murphy

Temperatures set to drop in Ireland

Make sure to wrap up because temperatures are set to drop significantly in the coming days.

Met Eireann are predicting freezing conditions in parts of Ireland over the weekend, with wintry showers expected at nighttime.

Friday will see lows of between 0 and 3 degrees but after that, it’s set to get even colder.

Speaking about Saturday, a spokesperson from Met Eireann said: “Very cold with an added wind factor, owing to brisk westerly winds. Sunshine and well scattered wintry showers will turn increasingly wintry after-dark. Highs of only 3 to 6 degrees. Overnight lows of 0 to -3 degrees, with lighter winds, at least for a time.”

Overnight temperatures on Sunday will be similarly low, while snow is expected in the west of the country and the midlands.

“Some lying snow to begin, mainly across parts of the west and the north midlands,” Met Eireann said of Sunday. “Frost and ice in parts too. Scattered wintry showers during the day, but winter sunshine at times too. Another very cold day, in westerly breezes, with highs of only 3 to 7 degrees. Breezy at times across the southern half of Ireland. Temperatures will widely fall back to minus 3 degrees after-dark.