Met Eireann Ireland weather as 'snow' confirmed with urgent 24-hr warning issued

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Met Eireann has confirmed that there will be snowfall this week with Dublin one of the worst places hit by the wintry conditions.

It will become cold enough on Wednesday say Met Eireann that rain will “increasingly turn to sleet through the afternoon and evening in the midlands, south and east with snow on high ground”.

They added: “The rain, sleet and snow will clear away eastwards on Wednesday night, with showers in the west and north. Frost will develop in lows of -1 to +2 degrees”.

Thursday and Friday will see continued wintry showers with low temperatures across the country.

Today will see bright spells in the morning but it will become overcast and misty as the day goes on.

Tonight will be wet and misty with heavy rain at times as temperatures remain around 8C.

A status yellow, rainfall warning is also in place for Connacht, Longford, Louth, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.

The warning is valid from Monday at 9pm until Tuesday at 9pm and Met Eireann warn: “Heavy rainfall will lead to accumulations of 30 to 50mm, with higher accumulations in mountainous areas. This will bring a risk of some river and localised flooding”.

Here’s how the next few days look according to Met Eireann:

Tomorrow : “A wet, breezy, misty day with rain at times. Highs of 10 or 11 degrees, in fresh southwesterly winds.

Summary : Turning colder from Wednesday with rain turning to sleet in the southeast on Wednesday evening. Sunny spells and showers of rain, hail and sleet for the remainder of the week and next weekend, with temperatures a few degrees below normal and a widespread frost each night.

Tuesday night : “Outbreaks of rain continuing in many areas overnight, however a clearance from the northwest will mean much of Ulster and Connacht will be dry by morning, with patches of mist and fog developing. Frost will set in quickly after dark in the northwest, with lows of between -2 and +1 degrees in Ulster and north Connacht. Less cold elsewhere with lows of 3 to 7 degrees in a light northerly breeze.”

Wednesday: “Rain becoming persistent again in the east and south, heavy at times. Clearer in the northwest with showers. Northerly winds will mean a cold day overall, and it will become cold enough for the rain to increasingly turn to sleet through the afternoon and evening in the midlands, south and east with snow on high ground. A cold day with afternoon highs of just 3 to 5 degrees in light northerly winds. The rain, sleet and snow will clear away eastwards on Wednesday night, with showers in the west and north. Frost will develop in lows of -1 to +2 degrees.”

Source: Dublin News