Snow on Dublin Road in Portlaoise
Snowing in Dublin Mountains this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/AAyrbTuebe— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 3, 2021
Here is our 10 day Atlantic Chart, showing the pressure and precipitation forecast in 6 hour intervals.https://t.co/9Giuj4CR5m— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 3, 2021
National forecast and outlook here : https://t.co/9gKN6SVok4 pic.twitter.com/lNHssZUXJg
MONDAY: Dry and sunny for much of the west and north tomorrow, Monday, with frost and ice slow to clear in the morning. A cloudier day in the east and south with showers affecting Leinster and Munster, some turning to sleet, with snow on higher ground. Highest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees, a little higher on northern and eastern coasts where moderate northeast winds will occasionally be fresh and gusty.
There'll be cloudy conditions in the east Monday night, with wintry showers persisting on the coast. Elsewhere, it will be a dry and cold night with clear spells. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +1 degrees. Winds will be generally light, north to northeast in direction and fog may form in the south.
Tuesday: There'll be little change through Tuesday; it'll be cloudy at times in the east and south, with isolated rain and sleet showers on the coasts, there'll be good sunshine elsewhere. Fog may linger into the afternoon in parts of the south. Afternoon temperatures of 2 or 3 degrees will fall overnight to as low as -3 degrees. Light north or northeast breezes will keep temperatures just a little higher at coasts.
Wednesday: A change of wind direction on Wednesday, light northerly winds will back westerly. It'll be a mainly dry day with just a few isolated showers in coastal areas. Cold too, with afternoon temperatures of just 1 or 2 degrees, even with some sunshine. It will cloud in from the west through the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain arriving in Atlantic coasts on Wednesday night. The rain will break up as it clears southeastwards, turning wintry in some areas. Lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees with frost and ice stretches.
Thursday and Friday: Continuing cold with further wintry showers or longer spells of sleet or snow at times. Day time temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees with freezing conditions overnight.
Next weekend will continue mainly dry and temperatures picking up. It will become somewhat cloudier with a little patchy rain or drizzle at times. It will be less cold also with daytime temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees on Saturday and 4 to 8 degrees on Sunday. Frost will be less widespread and less severe.