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Friday 28 April 2017

Snow, sleet and wintry showers - it's all on the cards for the weekend

Waves crash against the pier in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, during Storm Doris. Photo: Stephen Collins
Waves crash against the pier in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, during Storm Doris. Photo: Stephen Collins
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Snow, heavy downpours and blustery winds - it's all in the forecast for this weekend.

Friday will kick the first weekend of March off with cold temperatures and heavy downpours, with flooding in some areas and snow expected on higher ground.

Saturday will continue the cold spell with further heavy downpours, while Sunday will bring some sunny spells finally breaking through, but an overall good deal of cloud.

Speaking to RTE Radio One's Morning Ireland, Met Éireann meteorologist Evelyn Cusack said widespread wintry showers are on the cards for the next few days.

"The weather will be cold tonight and Friday and it will continue right through the weekend," she said.

"There will be heavy rainfall and some snow around.

"It will be pretty blustery on Friday, but the winds will continue to ease.

"Temperatures will drop sharply this afternoon and they may be as low as zero degrees tonight."

And it seems this year's Irish winter is set to continue, as Saturday promises another cold day with the prospect of snow.

"For Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the continuing cold, wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow and heavy rainfalls are likely," Ms Cusack continued.

"Wintry showers can also be expected and widespread heavy showers are likely."

But it's not all bad news - although the weather will remain changeable next week, the temperatures are due to get milder with daytime temperatures reaching the low teens.

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