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Calm before the storm: stormy conditions to return this week with possible snowfall

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Bundoran at night Credit: Conor Flannery

Bundoran at night Credit: Conor Flannery

Bundoran at night Credit: Conor Flannery

Stormy conditions will return over the coming days, with flurries of snow possible, according to Met Eireann.

Met Éireann has also issued two weather warnings across the country, to stay in place until tomorrow.

The weather forecaster has put a Status Orange alert in place for exposed western coasts - with winds expected to gust up to 110kmph.

A Status Yellow wind warning has also been issued for all of Ireland - with southwest winds predicted to reach average speeds of around 46kmph.

Strong to gale-force winds are expected overnight following mild and wet weather today, and tomorrow is expected to be “cold and bright, with possible wintery showers.”

The national forecaster urged people to wrap up well when heading out, as conditions will be “cold, wet and very windy” over the next three to four days.

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The Bulman Kinsale Credit: Twitter/@ValeroFinancial

The Bulman Kinsale Credit: Twitter/@ValeroFinancial

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The Bulman Kinsale Credit: Twitter/@ValeroFinancial

Tomorrow is expected to be very cold, as the top temperature will reach only 6 degrees, but this is expected to drop again as we come into Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Tomorrow, showers will affect western and northern coasts. They could be wintry in nature. Temperatures will fall from early morning, staying between 4-6 degrees in the afternoon,” said a spokesperson for Met Eireann.

“On Tuesday, there is a strong chance of wintery showers of sleet and snow, coming into Wednesday, where stormy conditions will persist.  It will be wet and windy, and rain will be persistent in all areas on Wednesday, with some showers possibly falling as snow,” Met Eireann continued.

The weather is to become freezing over Wednesday night, with temperatures to drop to between just 1-4 degrees.

The comings days will remain cold, as temperatures are set stay between just 3 to 6 degrees.

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The summit of Slieve Foye, Co Louth earlier today Credit: @Carlislef1

The summit of Slieve Foye, Co Louth earlier today Credit: @Carlislef1

Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath Credit: Twitter/ @Edgillwhl

Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath Credit: Twitter/ @Edgillwhl

Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath Credit: Twitter/ @Edgillwhl

Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath Credit: Twitter/ @Edgillwhl

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The summit of Slieve Foye, Co Louth earlier today Credit: @Carlislef1

“Wintery showers and strong windy conditions will persist on Thursday,” according to the spokesperson.

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