Thursday 22 August 2019

'Topsy-turvy' weather ahead for weekend as temperatures plummet to -2 degrees

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Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

It's a 'topsy turvy picture weather-wise" for the day ahead, according to a Met Éireann forecaster.

The country is set for a cold snap starting tomorrow with temperatures plummeting to as low as minus two degrees.

We can expect more "wintry, widespread heavy and local thundery showers" today.

The rain comes ahead of a "very cold night", with frost setting in soon after dark this evening and becoming more severe as the night progresses.

Forecaster Pat Clarke told RTE Radio One's Morning Ireland that the weather is set to change course today.

"It's a topsy-turvy picture weather-wise," Mr Clarke said.

"There are the floods [in Laois] but that's all set to change today and over the next few days when a lot of cold weather will come in over the country."

Wintry showers will continue today on what is described as a "cold and blustery" day.

However, tonight will be the first of the frosty nights and will bring with it icy roads.

Temperatures will plummet to between 3 and zero degrees tonight.

Speaking about the days ahead, Mr Clarke said Friday night will be "cold and frosty with icy roads."

"Saturday will have a lot of frost and ice also, with temperatures as low as minus two."

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