Irish weather forecast: Cold snap to grip country as Met Eireann predict 'a big difference' in weather

Irish weather forecast: Cold snap to grip country as Met Eireann predict 'a big difference' in weather

The end of January may soon be approaching, but don't pack away the winter woolies yet as a cold snap is on the way.

We've been enjoying relatively mild weather this month, but according to Met Eireann forecaster Deirdre Lowe, the next few days will be considerably cooler.

A cold front moved down over Ireland last night, bringing with it breezier conditions for the weekend, report Independent.ie.

"There is still a lot of cloud around, with some patchy light rain or drizzle at times, but no huge amounts of rain.

"It is still relatively mild, with temperatures of 9C to 10C. It will stay mild for the early parts of next week, but it is going to get colder during the second half of next week with frost returning at night.




Thermometer for icy window shows the temperature of - 6 degrees Celsius. Red arrow on a blue field. The image is slightly blurry. Frost on the window in focus.
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"Winds will ease down again on Monday," Ms Lowe said.

"But up until Tuesday, it will be relatively mild with a lot of cloud. There will be misty conditions at times coming in from the Atlantic.

"There is going to be some rain on Tuesday night which could be heavy enough, and that introduces the colder air."

Wednesday and Thursday next week is when we will notice temperatures gradually getting lower, with Friday looking likely to be 5C to 8C during the day in what will be "a big difference."


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Flu Season

News of the cold snap comes as parts of Europe are dealing with heavy snow and winter storms.

But meteorologist John Eagleton recently told the Irish Mirror that it's highly unlikely that Ireland will be affected by snowy conditions.



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