Friday 20 September 2019

Cold snap: Mild spell over as temperatures to fall

Ploughing on: Colman Cogan, Ballinadoon, Co Mayo, ploughing with his horses Ned and Ted at Ballyfeard Ploughing Match, Co Cork. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Ploughing on: Colman Cogan, Ballinadoon, Co Mayo, ploughing with his horses Ned and Ted at Ballyfeard Ploughing Match, Co Cork. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

With Storm Emma still a recent memory, we weren't expecting the mild weather we have experienced this month.

However, normal winter service is set to resume later this week.

Temperatures will fall to as low as 5C on Wednesday and Thursday.

Met Éireann's Pat Clark said we're "entering a much colder regime" and it looks set to continue right into next weekend.

"Today will be quite cool with highs of between eight and 10. Scattered showers are expected to develop.

"It will be breezy and cold tomorrow night with scattered showers.

"Then, the midweek period will be quite cold. There will be some hail about, and thunder is expected too.

"The temperatures are due to be around three to four degrees lower than normal.

"And the fresh easterly and gusty winds we're expecting will make it feel even cooler," he added.

However, tomorrow is expected to see a mix of bright spells and showers, with highest temperatures of 7-8C.

Irish Independent

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