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White Easter - Snow Forecasted Around The Country On Easter Sunday

By Megan Cassidy

March 31, 2018 at 10:56am

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The Easter Bunny will have his work cut out this weekend, as snow is forecasted for Easter Sunday. 

A rain, sleet and snow warning has been issued across the country, with heavy rain and snow in some areas predicted for Sunday and Monday. 

Met Eireann issued a status yellow warning at 3pm on Friday to come into effect at 6pm on Sunday and last until 6pm on Monday. 

According to the forecaster, heavy rain will hit southern counties on Sunday evening, with showers set to turn wintry in areas: 

'Easter Sunday Night... Some snow is likely at lower levels, with the greatest risk in Ulster, the northern half of Leinster and parts of Connacht.' 

'Easter Monday : A wet to start, with rain in Munster and south Leinster and a mix of rain, sleet and possibly snow in the northern half of the country. Clearer conditions, with scattered showers, will extend gradually from the southwest as the day progresses, but the clearance won’t reach northern areas until Monday night.' 

Today (Saturday) is set to remain dry in most areas with a mix of cloudy and sunny spells and temperature highs from 7 to 10 degrees. 

Enjoy it while it lasts, as temperatures are expected to drop to -2 degrees tonight, with cold and unsettled weather to last throughout the week. 

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