Brrr-race yourself, Wrap up warm and get fuel for the fire because snow is predicted this week.
After a reasonably mild start to January, Met Eireann has predicted that this week is set to be “bitterly cold”, with temperatures expected to plummet as low as -1C.
We need to brace ourselves as sleet, snow, frost, wind and rain could all be in store in the coming days.
Our national forecaster has said that Monday and Tuesday will be changeable.
A spokesperson said: “Monday night will be cold with scattered showers continuing in the early night, but becoming mostly confined to the west and north overnight.
“Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh west to northwest winds.
“Tuesday will be breezy with a mix of sunny spells and occasional showers. It will be milder than Monday with highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees and mostly moderate westerly breezes.
“Tuesday night will continue mild with scattered showers continuing, mainly in the west.”
The weather will take a turn on Wednesday, there will be more sunny spells and scattered showers, plus fresh gusty winds.
While the day time will see temperatures of 7 to 9C, overnight it could drop as low as 1C.
While the cold snap will hit the North part of the country on Wednesday, it should kick in in southern counties on Thursday.From Thursday the weather is set to be even worse, when there will be a risk of frost and snow.
The spokesperson said: “Thursday will be a bitterly cold day with temperatures only rising to between 3 and 6 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds.
“There’ll be a mix of sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, most frequent over the western half of the country.
“The highest risk of snow will be in the morning and during the evening and night. Frost will develop on Thursday night.”
With many of us following a health kick this month, you may need to check the weather forecast before planning to embrace the great outdoors.
The spokesperson said: “Friday will continue very cold with sunny spells and further showers of rain, sleet and snow.
“Temperatures will again reach between 3 and 6 degrees with westerly breezes. There’ll be a sharp frost on Friday night.
“The weekend will continue very cold with further showers of rain, sleet or snow and with sharp or severe frosts at night.”Read More…