Met Éireann's five day weather forecast for the rest of the week

It's going to remain cold

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Met Éireann's five day weather forecast for the rest of the week

Met Éireann's five day weather forecast for the rest of the week

After last week's historic snowfall, you could be forgiven for hoping for an upturn in the temperatures and some nice sunny spring weather, but it seems unlikely to arrive this week.

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This is what Met Éireann are predicting for the next week or so:


It will remain cold Tuesday night, with clear spells and showers, a few of hail or sleet. Drying out over the southern half of the country later tonight, but showers continuing further north. Some frost too, with some icy patches. Lowest temperatures -1 to +2 C. It will be coldest over Munster and parts of Leinster. 


Sunny spells and showers on Wednesday and some may fall as hail. Top temperatures of 4 to 8 C., best along the south coast, with ongoing snow melt and excess surface water. Moderate southwest to westerly winds will be fresh and gusty in some Atlantic coastal areas. Cloudy in the west with outbreaks of rain and lows of 0 to 3 degrees on Wednesday night. Clearer further east with lowest temperatures between -4 and 0 degrees with frost and ice. 


Sunny spells and showers, some of the showers will be wintry on high ground. Highest temperatures will range from 5 to 9 degrees in light, westerly winds. Thursday night is looking very cold countrywide with widespread frost and possibly ice. Lowest temperatures between 0 and -3 degrees. 


Dry, bright and frosty on Friday morning. However, cloud will build in southern counties by early afternoon and outbreaks of rain will move in. Other areas may stay dry. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees. Frost likely again on Friday night. 


It looks like rain will move up from the south in milder air. However, it may stay cold in the west and north with sleet or snow for a time, but nothing comparable to the recent episode. 


Still some rain and sleet and possibly quite cold, but details are uncertain.

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