Met Éireann forecasts snow as wintery conditions set for the weekend 10 months ago

Met Éireann forecasts snow as wintery conditions set for the weekend

Get your woolies out now...

It's time to wrap up warm, as the Irish Meteorological Service has forecast some wintery conditions, with a chance of snow in certain parts of the country.

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In their National Forecast, Met Éireann warned that parts of Ulster - particularly on higher ground - may see snow tomorrow, as wintery conditions are forecast.

While today got off to a bright and dry start, conditions are expected to turn later this afternoon as a band of heavy thundery rain moves northwest and west across the country. The day will also get windier as it progresses.

Tonight will see that band of rain clear, followed by much cooler conditions with ice and frost developing in parts.

Overnight, scattered showers could see hail and sleet develop in Ulster and Connacht, and there will also be some snowfall on higher ground.

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The forecast for tomorrow reads: "Tomorrow, Friday, will be a cold, bright day with sunshine and showers, some heavy hail and sleet too for a time; with the showers most widespread in northern parts. Some snow showers are likely too for a time in Ulster, especially over higher ground. Later in the day the showers will become more isolated and will mainly be of rain, though still some wintry showers in northern parts."

In terms of temperature, we can expect highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees, though it will feel colder due to gusty, westerly winds.

Looking ahead to the weekend, we may as well get our wellies out as rain is expected in Ulster and Connacht. However, it will be largely dry in most other places. Highest temperatures are set to be between 8 and 11 degrees.

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Sunday will be mostly cloudy with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle throughout the day with highest temperatures between 9 and 12 degrees.