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27th Feb 2024

Snow set to fall in Ireland as big chill forecast for March

Kat O'Connor

Snow is reportedly heading our way

Spring may be less than a month away but it looks like some seriously wintery conditions, including snow, are heading our way this week.

As we come to the end of February, we’d expect the weather to improve slightly but this is Ireland and a big chill is sadly on the way.

According to Met Éireann, frosty conditions are forecast for the coming days.

If you’ve found yourself reaching for your winter coat more than usual lately then don’t pack it away just yet as temperatures are expected to drop.

Met Éireann confirmed that temperatures will fall to 0 degrees tonight.

“Some frost is possible with lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees,” the latest report reads.

Temperatures will drop even more on Thursday night with frost and ice forming in places. Met Éireann expects temperatures to be as low as -1 to 2 degrees on Thursday night.

Rain is also forecast on Thursday night with “sleet at times with snow possible on high ground”.

“Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees with frost and ice forming in places. Moderate to fresh southwest winds will ease towards morning.”

Wintery conditions will continue into Friday morning but on high ground.

Experts are predicting a cold start to March before temperatures rise later next week.

The chances of snow are higher, but it’ll be nothing like the big freeze of 2010 so don’t go rushing to Dunnes to stock up on bread just yet.

Is anyone else suddenly wishing they lived in Australia?