Met Eireann weather forecast for the coming days is for cold to continue

Offaly Express Reporter

Reporter:

Offaly Express Reporter

Email:

news@offalyexpress.ie

Met Eireann weather forecast for the coming days is for cold to continue

Met Eireann weather forecast for the coming days is for cold to continue

The weather forecast from Met Eireann for the coming days is for the cold weather to continue although it looks like an improvement is on the way for the weekend

According to the Met Eireann weather forecast, any frost and ice will soon clear on Wednesday morning to leave a bright and blustery start to the day with sunny spells. Largely dry at first in parts of the east and southeast, but scattered showers of rain or hail elsewhere. Cloudier conditions with outbreaks of rain will move in across Ulster and east Leinster during the afternoon, extending to remaining areas later, with some sleet possible about higher ground. Another cold day with highs of only 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, in fresh and gusty northerly winds strong to near gale on northern coasts.

Showery rain and sleet will push southwestwards across the country on Wednesday night with the risk of some snowfall on mountains. A cold night with frost in some areas. Minimum temperatures of -1 to +4 degrees with the fresh northerly breeze easing.

The weather forecast for Thursday is for sunny spells and slow-moving heavy showers with the risk of hail and thunder. Another very cold day for April with highest temperatures of just 5 to 8 degrees in mostly light, variable winds. A mix of clear spells and showers overnight with persistent rain edging in across southern areas later. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees.

Met Eireann says that current indication suggests it will be cloudy and wet across southern counties on Friday with outbreaks of rain. However, it will be drier further north with some sunshine. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate easterly winds. Rain will become confined to Munster overnight with most other areas turning dry. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees.

Early indications suggest the weather will turn drier and somewhat less cold over the weekend as the air-flow becomes easterly. However, there are likely to be some showers, these mainly in the east and south of the country.