Sunday 4 December 2016

Snow on the horizon as temperatures slide

Ryan Nugent

Published 05/11/2016 | 02:30

There is a possibility of snowfall this weekend Photo: Depositphotos
There is a possibility of snowfall this weekend Photo: Depositphotos

Temperatures across the country are set to plummet this weekend - with forecasters predicting the possibility of snow.

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The north and north-west look set to be the worst hit by the cold conditions, with rain and hail showers anticipated.

Winter coats should be at the ready, with night temperatures heading towards the minus figures for the first time in months.

Frosty conditions look to be a certainty in parts, with temperatures heading in the direction of -1C.

Saturday will be showery, cool and blustery, with a risk of hail or thunder in the north-west and north.

While Leinster may avoid the brunt of the bad conditions this weekend, coastal areas across Munster, Ulster and Connacht won't be so lucky and scattered showers look set to hit these areas.

Overall, winter-woollies should be at the ready for the entire weekend, with temperatures not expected to reach double figures, ranging between six and nine degrees.

Commuters will have to be cautious as the weekend ends, as icy conditions may be on the cards for Monday morning.

The rest of Monday looks set to remain dry across most of the country.

However, there may be the occasional shower in some parts of Leinster.

A sharp frost is then expected to develop as temperatures fall to between -2C and 2C on Monday night.

Irish Independent

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