Wednesday 28 January 2015

Don't pack away the woollies yet but spring's finally here

Published 03/03/2014 | 02:30

Pictured at the launch of the National Tree Week 2014, sponsored by SSE Airtricity at Powerscourt Estate, County Wicklow were: Bobbi Gillespie (9), Sebastian Weijer (4), Sarah Weijer (8) and Sophie C

SPRING has sprung and our weather may finally have turned a corner.

After one of the most chaotic winters in years, the new season is set to have a more reasonable start.

Despite low temperatures last night of between 1C and –3C, and a touch of frost in many areas this morning, things are set to improve.

According to Eoin Sherlock, forecaster with Met Eireann, we can expect "relatively milder weather" in the weeks ahead, due to a south-westerly air-flow bringing milder air over the country.

There is the possibility of further scattered heavy showers in the next 48 hours, with some wintry at first and "scattered thunderstorms" in places. But conditions are expected to gradually improve over the next few days.

Towards the middle of this week the weather will become milder, with sunshine continuing to break through the "occasional rainy periods".

Tonight will be cold, with occasional showers and some clear spells.


There will be the chance of sleet and snow showers, mainly over parts of Ulster and lowest temperatures of

–1C to plus 2C are expected.

Tomorrow will be cool, with bright and sunny spells and some rain showers, with temperatures between 6C and 9C.

On Wednesday and Thursday temperatures are expected to rise considerably, ranging from 10C to 12C on both days.

Irish Independent

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