Weather forecast for the coming days - Met Eireann put snow ice warning in place

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter


The weather forecast for the coming days from Met Eireann is for very cold weather with scattered wintry showers.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Snow Ice Warning which comes into place on Tuesday morning and runs until Saturday at 6pm. The forecast says some accumulations of snow are expected and there will be widespread frost at night with icy stretches on untreated surfaces. There is the possibility of a more significant spell of sleet/snow on Thursday.

The weather forecast for Tuesday is for a cold and breezy day. Showery rain, with a wintry mix of sleet and snow will clear quickly eastwards into the Irish Sea but further showers of hail, sleet and snow showers will soon follow. These will be frequent and heaviest in the southwest, west and north, where the odd one may be thundery. But some sunny spells also. Top temperatures of just 2 to 5 C., in fresh and gusty west to northwest winds.

The weather forecast from Met Eireann says that Tuesday night will be very cold. Wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow will continue they will be most frequent over parts of Munster, Connacht and Ulster. There will be a widespread sharp or severe frost and icy patches. Lowest temperatures of -3 to +1 degrees. 

The weather forecast from Met Eireann says that Wednesday will continue cold with some wintry showers at first, however a good deal of dry weather is expected in the afternoon with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees with mostly moderate west to northwest breezes. On Wednesday night, severe frost and icy patches will develop. 

The weather forecast from Met Eireann for Thursday remains 'very uncertain' but current indications suggest it will start cloudy in most areas with a band of rain spreading from the southwest. The rain possibly turning to snow as it pushes northeastwards but there is a lot of uncertainty in relation to this feature at the moment. It will be very cold with temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees. Frost and ice will develop on Thursday night along with further wintry showers. 

The weather forecast says Friday will continue cold. There will be a good deal of dry weather in central areas but a few showers will occur along east and Atlantic coasts, a few possibly wintry in parts of the west and northwest. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh northerly breezes.

The weather forecast says it will be cold with sunny spells and a few scattered showers on Saturday, some wintry in the north and west. Frost and ice overnight with lows of 0 to -2 Celsius. Current indications suggest a band of rain will approach from the west Sunday afternoon and spread across the country overnight. Lows of 2 to 6 Celsius.