A cold spell is making its way to Ireland this Easter weekend, but odds of a White Easter have been dashed in the latest weather report.
Met Eireann are forecasting a week of unstable days and frosty nights. The weekend outlook is subject to change, but early forecasts say the west of Ireland will be escaping the coldest conditions on Easter weekend. There is a chance of sleet and hail on higher ground during the week, as temperatures are expected to fall below freezing each night from Tuesday onwards.
Another Siberian air system is due to strike the UK and Ireland this Easter. There is a risk of snow in Britain, but it will be Ireland’s east coast that is worst affected by the cold, forecaster John Eagleton told Independent.ie.
The updated Easter weekend forecast from Met Eireann is as follows: Present indications point to cool weather, with moderate northeast to northerly breezes. Some dry, bright spells each day, but cloudy periods too, with some passing showers. Cold at night, with frost in many places.