Cold Spell Weather Warning

It has been all over the news for the whole of Europe and it won’t spare Ireland, the cold weather is coming back with a vengeance.
This is what Met eirann forecasts for the next few days:

WEB_satellite Ireland 26.02.2018 (MET eirann)
WEB_satellite Ireland 26.02.2018 (MET eirann)

Monday – 26 February 2018 04:58

Very cold today. Frost clearing, to leave a mix of cloud and bright or sunny spells. Generally dry, but some snow flurries are likely later today in eastern coastal counties. Top temperatures only 2 to 6 C., best in the southwest and feeling colder in moderate to fresh and gusty southeasterly winds.

Monday Night

Very cold and frosty overnight. A few light snow flurries, but many places dry. Lowest temperatures -2 to -5 C., in moderate to fresh east or southeast winds.

Tuesday – 27 February 2018

Another cold day for Tuesday. Frost clearing gradually, with some bright or short sunny spells developing. But increasing clouds will bring some rain and sleet showers to Leinster and east Munster, during the afternoon and evening. Top temperatures 3 to 6 C. A moderate to fresh northeasterly breeze will make it feel colder.

Headline: Exceptionally cold, with severe frosts and significant snowfall in parts.

Tuesday night

Very cold and frosty. Snow showers will become fairly frequent across Leinster, east Ulster and southeast Munster, with accumulations expected in places by dawn. A good deal of dry weather elsewhere, with just a few snow showers. A severe frost too, with temperatures falling to between -2 and -5 degrees.

Wednesday – 28 February 2018

Extremely cold, with some further falls of snow at times. These snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent across the eastern half of the country, with further accumulations expected, especially in east Leinster. Top temperatures only -1 to +2 C., in fresh to strong and gusty easterly winds, so feeling much colder, due to wind chill. Frost, ice and lying snow persisting through the day.

Wednesday night

Very cold and very frosty again. Further snow showers overnight, mainly across Ulster, Leinster and east Munster, with further accumulations, but a few may occur elsewhere too. The frost will be penetrating and severe nationwide, with temperatures falling to between -5 and -7 degrees in strong and gusty easterly winds.

Thursday – 1 March 2018

Bitterly cold on Thursday, with some further snow showers scattered about, a few heavy. Top temperatures just -1 to +1 C.. In the stiff and gusty easterly wind it will feel colder due to wind chill.

Thursday night

A more persistent spell of heavy disruptive snow is expected to move up from the southeast during Thursday night, with significant accumulations expected, especially over the southern half of the country. Fresh to strong easterly winds will lead to blizzard conditions and some drifting in places.

Friday- 2 March 2018

Present indications are for further falls of heavy disruptive snow for a time on Friday, mainly over central and northern parts of the country. But brighter conditions, with scattered showers, should develop over Munster and south Leinster in the afternoon, with this clearance expected to extend northwards later in the day and overnight.