Anyone dreaming of a White Christmas might have to put a special request on their Santa list if the latest word from Met Eireann is anything to go by.
Forecasters have dashed hopes of snow on 25th December this year.
With eight days to go until Christmas Day, Met Eireann experts said it’s too early for a definitive forecast. However, the current outlook is damp and mild.
“Our latest guidance suggests it will be relatively settled, mostly dry with temps about average,” said forecasters.
Meteorologist Liz Gavin told Independent.ie: “So far there’s no indication in our chart of snow for Christmas, as the temperatures are far too mild.”
Gavin said we need temperatures of around 3C to get snow, but mercury is not expected to drop so far by next week.
The statistical likelihood of snow falling on Christmas Day is once every 5.9 years. The last recorded snowfall on 25th December in Ireland is 2010.Tags: