Arctic cold snap to bring snow to some parts of Connacht
Forecasters are warning that Arctic temperatures and strong winds are set to sweep across Ireland in the coming days, marking the start of the coldest spell of the winter. Whether snow falls in Loughrea and the surrounding areas, we shall have to wait and see…
Met Eireann say: “Thursday: Frequent showers, some heavy with a risk of hail, sleet and snow possible to low levels, mostly across Connacht and Ulster. Very cold with afternoon temperatures struggling between 1 and 4 degrees. Showers continuing through Thursday night with widespread frost and ice. Moderate to fresh westerly winds, strong to gale about west and southwest coasts.
Friday: Continuing very cold with sunny spells and further showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow. Afternoon highs in the low single figures. Showers becoming confined to western and northern coasts at night with severe frosts forming as winds fall light inland.
Saturday: Cold and frosty with sunny spells. Showers becoming increasingly confined to the coastal fringes of the north and west.”
For the most up-to-date weather forecast, view www.met.ie
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