White January, anyone?
According to Met Eireann, temperatures across the country are set to drop below freezing tonight.
Yep, it’s finally time to dust off the heavy coats, as we’re set for minus two degrees.
A spokesperson for the national forecaster said:
“Tonight will be mostly dry with just isolated showers”
“Temperatures will fall below freezing for all areas, down to between minus 1 and minus 2 degrees. Winds will be fresh to strong northwest to west and later becoming northerly.”
These charts show that some areas could see some snow at first on Thursday night as band of rain meets colder air but it will turn back to rain as it moves through. (pink is snow on chart, blue is rain, time and date top left corner) pic.twitter.com/UxGcwYXG6G
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) January 16, 2019
Met Eireann said:
“Today will be cold. Rain in the east and south will clear and there’ll be dry and sunny weather for a time but showers will follow for the day and will be heavy at times, with the risk of thunder.”
“The showers will be most frequent in the west but will become widespread through the afternoon. Highest temperatures generally will be just 4 or 5 degrees, just a degree or so higher at the coasts and lower in the northwest where the showers may turn wintry over the hills.”
SNOW PEOPLE. REMAIN CALM.
Today will be cold with rain this morning clearing to showers later, some showers will be wintry over higher ground. Temperatures or 4 or 5 degrees at best with freshening northwest winds later, becoming strong for a time in the southwest. pic.twitter.com/ypKBB2OJse
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 16, 2019
“Winds will be moderate westerly for a time before becoming variable then freshening from a northwesterly direction and becoming strong in the southwest.”
As for tomorrow:
“The freshening southerly winds will become strong southeasterly on Thursday night ahead of rain developing in the west.”
“Temperatures will be below freezing in places and the rain will be preceded for a time by a fall of snow as it spreads eastwards across the country.”