Saturday 21 April 2018

Ireland dodges British cold snap but more April showers on the way

Bad weather may have an adverse affect on turnout for the election
Bad weather may have an adverse affect on turnout for the election

Meadhbh McGrath

Britain is currently facing freezing temperatures and patches of snowfall, but we will escape the brunt of the severe weather this week.

The bright spell looks set to come to an end as we can expect cool and unsettled weather.

After a sunny start this morning, heavy showers will become widespread throughout the afternoon with occasional hail and thunder.

It will be cool with blustery northwesterly winds and highest temperatures of 8-10C.

Later in the day, most of the showers will clear for a dry but cloudy night with temperatures dropping as low as -1C.

The showery conditions will persist on Thursday, with frequent outbreaks of rain during the day and cold winds in the evening.

Friday will be another cool day with heavy rainfall and strong winds. Widespread grass frost is expected to set in overnight.

Keep your umbrellas handy this Bank Holiday weekend as further showers are expected on Saturday and Sunday with temperatures well below normal for the end of April, according to Met Eireann.

However, between showers we can look forward to some periods of bright sunshine.

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