Weather forecast for the coming week from Met Eireann - Wintry showers, hail and frost in weather forecast

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Weather forecast for the coming week from Met Eireann - Wintry showers and frost in weather forecast

Weather forecast for the coming week from Met Eireann - Wintry showers and frost in weather forecast

The weather forecast for the week for Ireland from Met Eireann is for temperatures to drop with frosty conditions and wintry showers in the forecast.

The weather forecast for Monday says there will be a mix of cloud and brighter spells, with scattered heavy showers, the focus of these across Ulster and Leinster. Towards evening, outbreaks of rain will move into Atlantic counties. Highest temperatures will range 8 to 13 degrees Celsius, coolest across the north and northwest. Westerly breezes will be mostly moderate in strength, but fresher up along the Atlantic coastline.

Monday night will be cloudy at first with showery rain clearing eastwards to scattered showers and good clear spells and later there is the risk of showers turning wintry. It will be cold with lowest temperatures of zero to +3 degrees and a widespread frost. Moderate winds will be west to northwesterly. 

The weather forecast for Ireland for Tuesday from Met Eireann is for it to be a cold and blustery day with widespread heavy showers and the risk of hail and thunder. Some showers will turn wintry, especially over higher ground. Top temperatures will reach just 6 to 8 degrees. West to northwest winds will be moderate to fresh and gusty, but fresh to strong along Atlantic coasts. 

According to the weather forecast, Tuesday night scattered showers will continue with the risk of turning wintry. It will be another cold night with lowest temperatures falling to around zero to +3 degrees with frost, especially over the eastern half of the country. Northwesterly winds will turn northerly and strengthen. 

According to Met Eireann, Wednesday will continue cold with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers and the risk of hail and showers turning wintry, especially in the east but showers will ease later over the western half of the country. Top temperatures will be again just 6 to 8 degrees in fresh and gusty northerly winds. 

On Wednesday night showers will become isolated and northerly winds ease. There will be good clear spells and it will turn cold and frosty with lowest temperatures falling to around -1 to +1 degrees but cloud will increase in the west towards morning. 

The weather forecast for Thursday is for some showers with sunny spells but cloud is likely to increase in the west and north with spells of showery rain there. Continue cold with top temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees in just light northerly breezes. Thursday night showers will become confined to Atlantic coastal counties. It will be cold and frosty again with lowest temperatures of -1 to +1 degrees in light variable or calm winds.