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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Freezing start to the weekend as 'severe frost' and snow to hit

There's a chance of snow before 2017 is out. Stock picture
There's a chance of snow before 2017 is out. Stock picture
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

The country is set for freezing conditions and maybe even snow this weekend as temperatures are set to drop below minus three degrees.

According to Met Eireann, snow is a possibility for the weekend as a freezing Scandinavian shower passes through Ireland.

"There is a chance of snow. The UK will definitely get some and this may bring wintery showers to Ireland particularly in the east of the country," Met Eireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly told

"We might get some white stuff but nothing that will cause much disruption," she added.

Today will be freezing but generally dry throughout the day.

Temperatures are set to drop to below minus three degrees tonight with severe frost and icy patches.

Brace yourself for the weekend, as Saturday will be very cold with highest temperatures of four to six degrees.

There will be coastal showers with the possibility of hail storms.

Sunday will again be cold with coastal showers and temperatures between four and six degrees.

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