/Ireland weather: Met Eireann forecast snow update with unsettled weekend with rain warning in place for two counties – Irish Mirror Online

Ireland weather: Met Eireann forecast snow update with unsettled weekend with rain warning in place for two counties – Irish Mirror Online

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Ireland is going to experience a weekend wash out with some areas experiencing falls of snow.

Met Eireann has issued a weather advisory for the entire country ahead of snowy conditions this weekend

The alert came into effect at 10pm on Friday night and lasts until midnight on Sunday.

Met Eireann said in an update on their website: “Very unsettled weather this weekend with wet and windy conditions bringing a risk of localised flooding.

“Cold also, with wintry falls of snow and icy conditions.”


A status yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for Wicklow and Wexford from 3am on Saturday until 3pm later in the day.

Met Eireann says today will have a wet and dull start with rain outbreaks over the majority of the country.

The rain is expected to become mostly confined to the south and east by the afternoon. 

Temperatures are to only creep up to between 2 and 5 degrees on the mercury dial.

Falls of sleet and snow will fall on higher ground in the north and east of the country, with persistent rain affecting southern coastal counties.

Saturday night will see a clearance of rain in the south and east in the early hours of the night becoming dry and clear for several hours.

However, cloud and rain will move in from the southwest overnight with some falls of sleet and snow possible across the midlands, west and north by morning.

Met Eireann spokesperson

Temperatures will plummet even further ranging from  -1 to +3 degrees with frost forecast in areas sheltered easterly winds.

Sunday will be more of the same with rain continue to extend north eastwards mixed with sleet and snow over the country on Sunday morning across areas of the midlands, west and north. 

It is to be bitingly cold across the northeastern part of the country with temperatures topping a mere 3 degrees, but will be less cold further south with highs of 4 to 8 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty easterly winds.

Rain will become patchier through the evening with falls of sleet or snow petering out while it becomes confined to northwestern areas.

The same weather will continue for the start of the week as it remains unsettled.


A Met Eireann spokesperson said: “Monday will be cold and mostly cloudy with further falls of rain and sleet, with snow possible in northern areas. 

Highest afternoon temperatures of 2 to 7 degrees, coldest in Ulster with moderate southeast winds, becoming southerly and freshening. 

“A band of rain will spread northeastwards throughout the evening and night, and will clear overnight with showers following. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees with moderate to fresh southeast winds.” 

Tuesday will become milder with temperatures climbing to 10 degrees accompanied with fresh southwesterly winds.

Conditions look set to improve from Tuesday, with temperatures reaching highs of 12C at times, although it will stay unsettled.


A forecaster said: “Generally milder on Tuesday with showers or longer spells of rain and occasional bright spells. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees generally.

“Remaining cooler over northern Ulster with highs of 3 to 6 degrees. Winds will be mostly light southerly or variable.

“Wednesday and Thursday will continue unsettled and breezy at times with further showers or longer spells of rain. Highest temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees.”