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12th Mar 2018

Weather experts fear the ‘Beast From The East’ will hit Ireland AGAIN this weekend

Oh no...

Denise Curtin

Oh no… please no.

Just when you thought we were over the “bad slump” and it was all smooth sailing and hopefully warmer evenings for the rest of spring… it looks like the low-pressure systems in the mid-atlantic could send sub-zero temperatures and more baltic winds our way.

According to a Met Eireann spokesperson, they spoke to the Irish Sun saying a chance of the “Beast From The East” returning this weekend is “50, 50”. And as this coming weekend is St. Patricks Day, one of the biggest weekends of the year for Irish tourism, we pray it stays away.

Met Eireann said:

“We would not forecast as far as the weekend. At the moment we are forecasting until Thursday. The weekend is actually quite uncertain. What we have is several low pressure systems in the mid-Atlantic at the moment.”

“There is a high pressure system over Scandinavia, so it is a battle between them – basically Ireland is sitting on the fence between the low pressure and high pressure.”

Weather presenter Deric Ó hAartagain also shared an image of early tracking weather models and it looks very uncertain….

We will just have to wait and see… top tip: buy your bread now.