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Friday 27 April 2018

Temperatures to plummet to as low as -3 in some parts of the country tonight

Snow-covered slopes of Mount Leinster
Snow-covered slopes of Mount Leinster

Fionnuala Walsh

Temperatures are to plummet to as low as -3 degrees tonight, as snow, ice and frost remain on the cards for some parts of the country.

Mist and fog will become drier and brighter during the afternoon, however it is likely to stay cloudy in many southern and south western areas throughout the day, a Met Éireann forecaster said.

It will be a cold Saturday for many of us with top temperatures reaching just 2-4 degrees, but there will be highs of 9 to 11 degrees in the south of the country.

“We are expecting some heavy falls of rain overnight and we will see some sleet and snow in parts of the north midlands and north,” forecaster Joan Blackburn told RTE’s Radio One.

Early morning snow scenes in Dublin City Centre, 18/01/1985 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Early morning snow scenes in Dublin City Centre, 18/01/1985 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).

Overnight temperatures are set to plummet as low as -3 degrees in Ulster tonight, but temperatures should rise with warm winds coming from the south by the morning.

Tomorrow morning will bring some snow in parts of Ulster at first, but will but turn to rain as the milder air spreads northwards and any snow will thaw during tomorrow.

Early morning snow scenes in Dublin City Centre, 18/01/1985 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Early morning snow scenes in Dublin City Centre, 18/01/1985 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).

Meanwhile, brighter weather with scattered showers will be developing in the afternoon tomorrow and highest temperatures will range from 10-13 degrees generally, but 5-6 degrees in the north.

There is unsettled and warmer weather expected for the next few days but windy at times, according to Met Eireann’s outlook for the week.

Snow in the Phoenix Park, 29/12/1962
Snow in the Phoenix Park, 29/12/1962

There will be a few well scattered showers on Monday, but most places will be dry with variable cloud and sunny spells.

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