'Wintry showers' expected tomorrow as snow possible in some parts of country 7 months ago

'Wintry showers' expected tomorrow as snow possible in some parts of country

That didn't last long...

The sun and shine we experienced over the weekend was bliss, but it was certainly a once-off as wintery conditions are expected to set in this week.

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Met Eireann has confirmed a cold spell is on the way despite high temperatures over the weekend, with these dropping from 18C to as low as -3C by Thursday night.

With the potential of snow as we head into April, Wednesday is said to be mostly dry before the cold blasts of air set in.

The national forecaster said: "Wednesday will be mostly cloudy. There will be scattered showers in the morning and more outbreaks of rain will move southwards over the northern half of the country during the afternoon and evening.

"This will introduce colder air into northern areas, with mid afternoon temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in Ulster, but milder temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees elsewhere. There will be light to moderate north to northeast winds.

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"Rain will continue moving southwards on Wednesday night, followed by clear spells and scattered showers from the north. Some of the showers will turn wintry as temperatures drop down to between -1 and +3 degrees. There will be a moderate north to northeast wind.

"Rain will gradually clear from the southeast during Thursday and there will be sunny spells and scattered showers everywhere else, some wintry. It will be colder than previous days, with afternoon temperatures of just 5 to 9 degrees, and quite breezy in a moderate to fresh northerly wind.

"Mostly dry with long clear spells, although a few showers are expected in the north and northwest. Cold and frosty with lowest temperatures of -3 to +1 degrees, in a light to moderate northerly wind."

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Guess we'll be packing away our shorts and swimsuits until the summer months really get here.