Ireland Irish weather: Arctic blast of snow and sleet on the way as Met Eireann issue weather warning

17:27  12 january  2018
17:27  12 january  2018 Source:

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Met Éireann issue snow and ice weather warning for Wednesday and Thursday. The national forecaster said “widespread heavy and thundery showers during Wednesday and Thursday will produce hail, sleet and snow at times.”

Positive Weather Solutions senior forecaster Jonathan Powell said: “A cold, wintry blast is coming in with Arctic winds reintroducing snow and freezing temperatures for parts of the UK. "Many parts of the UK will see rain and sleet and also snow , even at lower levels, through tomorrow and Wednesday.

a close up of a device: Credits: Getty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty Ireland looks set to be hit with a new wintry blast next week.

Met Eireann have forecast snow and sleet for Monday and Tuesday, with the north and west likely to be worst-hit.

There will also be a dramatic temperature drop with a wind chill effect making it feel even colder.

This comes as a freezing blast of air moves in from the Arctic.

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A forecaster said: "Early next week will become increasingly blustery and showery with showers turning wintry later on Monday into Tuesday with falls of sleet and snow increasingly more likely.

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MET Eireann has issued a snow -ice weather warning for 20 counties with temperatures plummeting to minus 4C. A spokesman said: “For a time on Thursday and Thursday night, there’ll be patchy accumulations of up to 3 cm of snow , especially on high ground, but small amounts at lower levels

"The focus of the wintry showers will be across the north and west with some accumulations likely - but all areas will be at risk with some thunder occurring locally too.

"It will feel much colder, with maxima of only 3C to 6C but feeling even colder with an added wind chill effect.

"There will be frost and ice also, mainly for sheltered areas owing to sustained brisk winds."

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The Arctic conditions will come after what is expected to be a stormy weekend.

Met Eireann have issued a weather warning and say up to 50mm of rain could fall, leading to spot flooding and dangerous driving conditions.

The status yellow alert affects nine counties - all of Munster, as well as counties Galway, Mayo and Sligo.

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Met Eireann issues three yellow snow -ice weather warnings for parts of the country – with temperatures hitting just 1C. Drivers are also being urged to take extra care on the roads as surfaces will be very slippy.

Met Eireann has already issued an extended weather warning ahead of Storm Caroline on Thursday. A wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry. See also: Motorists urged to drive with care amid snow warnings .

It comes into force at 3pm and remains in place for 24 hours, until 3pm on Saturday.

Warning what is to come, Met Eireann said: "Heavy rainfall is expected later Friday, overnight and into early Saturday with falls of 30 to 50mm expected."

Talking about today's overall weather, a forecaster said: "It'll become windy through the day with strong and gusty southeasterly winds developing.

"Mainly dry at first but rain and drizzle will move into west and southwest coastal areas later this morning, turning heavier this afternoon and extending into remaining parts of Munster and Connacht. Spot flooding is likely.

"It'll remain dry across many other areas until after dark. Afternoon temperatures will range from 6C to 9C.

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PARTS OF THE country are expected to be hit with sleet and snow tonight with Met Éireann issuing a a weather warning from this evening. The meteorological service says that there will be falls of snow and sleet in Munster

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"A spell of heavy, persistent rain will continue to move eastwards this evening and early tonight, with the ongoing risk of spot flooding and surface water, especially across the southwest and west.

"Still rather windy in fresh and gusty southeast winds. Low cloud and mist in parts too. Frost free with lowest temperatures ranging 5C to 8C."

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Looking ahead to the rest of the weekend, Met Eireann said it will be "unsettled".

They said: "A wet start on Saturday across much of Ulster and Leinster, with further outbreaks of rain.

"The rain will tend to become confined to eastern areas later in the day, but rather persistent here with local spot flooding and fresh onshore winds.

"Elsewhere it should become largely dry with some brighter spells, though mist and fog patches will persist locally with slacker winds and highest temperatures will range 6C to 10C.

"Whilst it will be mostly dry overnight, misty or even foggy conditions will set in, all in near calm. Frost in parts too, that's where skies remain clear and lowest temperatures will range -1C to 3C

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dublin, ireland - even though spring is here, the irish weather body, the met eireann has some really varied predictions for the country. according to the met eireann , freezing fog, ice, hail, rain, sleet and even snow will be experienced in the country

Met Éireann Weather Warning System Explained. The issue of Weather Warnings is perhaps the most important function of any National Meteorological Service and lies at the heart of the suite of Public Weather Services provided to citizens by Met Éireann .

"Wet and windy later Sunday into Sunday night; much colder into next week with brisk westerly winds and wintry showers."

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The outlook for the week is unsettled but less cold.

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