Irish Weather Forecast - Wet and windy weather with wintry showers on the way this weekend

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter


Weather forecast Ireland

Weather Forecast for the coming days from Met Eireann

The weather forecast for the coming days from Met Eireann is for plenty of showers on Thursday and Sunday with more prolonged spells of rain on Friday and Saturday with wintry showers and frost at times.

The weather forecast says Thursday will be another cool and breezy day but it will be a brighter day with a mix of sunny spells and passing showers. The showers will be most frequent across the north - some of hail, and some wintry over hills. Sunny spells otherwise, and showers will become isolated by evening. Strong gusty northwest winds will ease too. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees. On Thursday night, winds will gradually ease and showers will mostly die out. It will become cold with clear spells and with a sharp frost and icy patches developing. 

The weather forecast from Met Eireann for Friday says that it will start off dry with some sunshine in the east. However, cloud and rain will develop in the west during the morning and will spread across the country, becoming heavy in places and falling as sleet on high ground in Ulster. Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees. The rain will clear through the evening and early night with moderate to fresh southerly winds veering westerly and freshening, becoming strong on west and north coasts. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees. 

The weather forecast from Met Eireann is for Saturday to be blustery or windy with a band of showery rain moving eastwards across the country, falling as sleet in places, especially on high ground in Ulster and Leinster. It will later with sunny spells and showers following. Highest temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees, but becoming very cold in the evening and night with showers turning wintry overnight and with frost developing in many areas. 

Sunday is looking to be a very cold and blustery day with sunny spells and wintry showers. Highest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees with fresh, gusty westerly winds, which will be strong in coastal areas. Frost is likely to be widespread on Sunday night.