/Ireland weather: Met Eireann forecast grim change as ominous ‘wintry’ sign emerges – Irish Mirror Online

Ireland weather: Met Eireann forecast grim change as ominous ‘wintry’ sign emerges – Irish Mirror Online

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It is set to turn very wet and very cold at the start of next week as some parts of the country are braced for possible flooding next Tuesday.

Met Eireann’s grim forecast also shows that temperatures will plummet below freezing at times next week, with a risk of “wintry showers”, frost and ice at times.

Meanwhile the weekend will be mostly dry with some sunny spells at times, although it will be cold overnight with temperatures reaching freezing on Saturday.

A Met Eireann forecaster said: “Fresh and breezy today with sunny spells and some passing showers, the showers frequent in the northwest but well-scattered elsewhere. Maximum afternoon temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in fresh west to northwest breezes.


“Scattered showers around early tonight but becoming mostly dry and clear overnight. It’ll turn quite cold with frost in sheltered areas as minimum temperatures range 0 to 4 degrees in moderate westerly winds.

“Any frost will clear quickly on Sunday morning to leave a dry day across the bulk of the country. However, any morning sunshine will be short-lived as thickening cloud extends from the west bringing some showery rain to parts of north Ulster. Maximum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.

“Much of the country will remain dry on Sunday night but there’ll be a few showers in north Ulster and also across parts of west Munster. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees in moderate southwest winds with a touch of frost in sheltered areas.”

And as we head into a new week it will turn very wet on Tuesday with some flooding possible, and it will become colder once again, as temperatures will plummet to -1C on Wednesday night.

A forecaster added: “Monday will begin predominantly dry but increasing cloud will bring patchy rain across the south and west before lunchtime, with the patchy rain extending nationwide during the afternoon. By evening, a spell of persistent rain will develop in the far southwest. Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in moderate southerly winds. On Monday night, heavy rain will extend north to all areas accompanied by freshening southerly winds. Minimum temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees, coldest in the north.

“It looks set to be a very wet day on Tuesday with spells of heavy and persistent rain. There’ll be a risk of some localised flooding with the rain only expected to gradually ease later in the day. Maximum temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees generally but colder in the northwest. Winds will be fresh southerly for most but will veer northerly in north Ulster. Rain will clear eastwards on Tuesday night and it will turn much colder with clear spells and scattered showers following. Temperatures ranging 0 to 3 degrees by dawn on Wednesday with the risk of some icy patches.

“A chilly day on Wednesday with sunny spells and some showers, the showers mainly affect coastal counties of the west, northwest and north. Maximum temperatures will range from 4 to 7 degrees in moderate westerly winds. Clear spells and scattered showers on Wednesday night, some showers turning wintry on high ground. Cold with a risk of frost as temperatures range -1 to +3 degrees in moderate northwest winds.

“It looks set to remain cold on Thursday and Friday with sunny spells and some wintry showers. It’ll be very cold at night with a risk of frost and ice.”