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Thursday 18 January 2018

Will Santa make it around Ireland on time? Here is the weather forecast for the festive season

Will Santa be affected by the weather this year?
Will Santa be affected by the weather this year?
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Will Santa make it to your house safe and sound on Christmas Eve?

St. Nick should be able to make his trip around Ireland in record time this year, as the country prepares for a "mild and windy" Christmas.

Christmas Eve is set to be a windy day, with fresh to strong southwesterly breezes.

While, Met Éireann's Liz Walsh told RTE Radio One's Morning Ireland that we're most definitely not in for a white Christmas Day.

"It does look like a mostly cloudy and misty few days, with some patches of drizzle until Christmas Eve, and then it will become more unsettled and cooler next week," Ms Walsh said.

"Christmas Day will be mild and windy, turning unsettled with outbreaks of rain along southern, western and northern coasts."

Tomorrow will kick the festive weekend off with a damp and misty start. It will stay mild and misty for the day with lowest temperatures of between eight and 11 degrees Celsius.

Saturday will continue to be cloudy, but there will be a few bright spells.

Overall, it will stay mostly dry with just patchy rain or drizzle and, later in the day, outbreaks of rain will affect coastal areas.

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