Thursday 8 December 2016

Strong winds to bring big chill this weekend

David Kearns

Published 26/11/2015 | 10:58

Lindsay Klassen, Melissa Klassen, Christie Hodge and Maddi Brick hang on to their hats at the famous Cliffs of Moher
Lindsay Klassen, Melissa Klassen, Christie Hodge and Maddi Brick hang on to their hats at the famous Cliffs of Moher

Get the woolly hat out because Ireland is set for some chilly weather this weekend.

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Met Éireann is forecasting a “cold and breezy” start, saying Friday night will see temperatures plunge to between 2C and 5C.

They are also warning that there could be frost in some areas.

“Strong winds and rain could make for dangerous driving conditions in the west but nothing of the nature we experienced during Storm Barney.

“Apart from scattered showers in the west, it will be dry for most of the night,” they added.

The weather is looking unsettled for the rest of the weekend, with Saturday being cloudy and windy with rain spreading to all areas.

“It will remain quite cold throughout the day too with temperatures raising no higher than 9C.

“It will likely feel colder due to the blustery winds though,” Met Éireann warned.

“Sunday will be a milder day but still windy with scattered outbreaks of rain also.

“A spell of persistent rain will develop on that night into Monday, followed by clearance to colder weather later that afternoon.”

Rainfall forecast for Ireland today Credit: Met Éireann
Rainfall forecast for Ireland today Credit: Met Éireann

“The weather is likely to remain unsettled after Monday with spells of wet and windy weather interspersed with drier and brighter periods.” 

Today the weather is expected to remain cloudy with drizzle continuing throughout the day.

Staying mild with temperatures no lower than 9C to 10C, most of the country will remain dry tonight.

Fog will form on some Atlantic coasts, said the weather forecaster.

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