Tuesday 23 May 2017

Soak up the festive feeling this weekend - as it will be the last cold spell for a while

Members of the public during the Christmas lighting ceremony on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Members of the public during the Christmas lighting ceremony on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

This weekend will be our last cold spell for the coming week, as temperatures are set to rise again on Monday.

Met Eireann has forecast this weekend to be cold and frosty, but the country will experience a return to milder temperatures in the coming days.

Afternoon temperatures on Friday are predicted to be between 2 and 7 degrees Celsius.

"The frost and fog will slowly clear on Friday and tonight will be cold and frosty with a few isolated showers," a forecaster told RTE Radio One.

Temperatures are set to drop to as low as freezing in some places on Friday night.

However, those planning for the weekend will be pleased to note overall dry conditions, although it will be dull and cloudy.

Saturday night will experience slightly warmer temperatures than Friday, making way for a mostly dry Sunday with some sunny spells.

Nobody wants to start thinking about Monday just yet, but be prepared for patchy rain and drizzle to come with the mild temperatures.

And it will be back to an extra few minutes in bed each morning - as clear, mild nights next week will mean less time defrosting your car.

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