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05th Dec 2022

It could snow in Ireland this week, according to Met Éireann

Sarah McKenna Barry

We’re in for a chilly week due to an Arctic airmass setting in.

Time to get the woolies out now, because according to Met Éireann, we’re in for quite a cold snap.

The meteorological organisation have issued a winter advisory warning that will remain in place until Saturday evening.

It reads: “Very cold this week as an Arctic airmass sets in, bringing sharps to severe frosts and icy stretches on roads. Showers of hail, sleet and snow will occur during the second half of the week.”

While no official weather warnings have been given just yet, Met Éireann have explained that they will issue potential warnings in due course over the next dew days if they are required.

Today, we can expect to see the highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees, as well as scattered showers and cloudy conditions. Tonight, temperatures will plummet to between -2 and 3 degrees with widespread frost on the cards. Tomorrow will be “dry with sunny spells”, as well as some showers, with temperatures expected to remain between 4 and 8 degrees.

By Wednesday, the weather will turn colder still, with temperatures reaching 2 to 5 degrees, and some wintery showers expected as the day goes on. Snowfall is likely on higher ground.

Thursday will remain very cold, with temperatures “remaining in low single figures”, says Met Éireann, who also forecast “scattered showers of sleet, snow, and hail”.

In terms of Met Éireann’s further outlook, there doesn’t appear to be any indication that the weather will warm up by the weekend. Instead, it will stay “very cold with some wintry showers and the widespread frost by night”.