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Irish Mirror
Justin Kelly

No frost or snow but new hazard in Met Éireann latest forecast for next week

The snow and ice may be behind us but there may be more hazardous conditions for drivers on the way next week.

For the last week, Ireland has endured a cold snap with night-time temperature dipping as low as -6 in some parts of the country and a dusting of snow for many counties.

Warnings issued for the icy spell have now ended but Met Éireann is predicting an unsettled start to next week.

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They've described the situation in their latest forecast as 'changeable' with rain and even some fog causing chaos early next week.

This weekend will also be unsettled with Met Éireann confirming it will be "overcast tonight with scattered outbreaks of rain extending eastwards to all areas before morning. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in mostly moderate southerly winds with mist and hill fog developing."

While the milder spell is welcome, it will be "dull and damp" on Sunday with outbreaks of rain, according to the national forecaster.

"The outbreaks of rain and some mist patches will linger in many areas throughout the day. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees while moderate southerly winds will ease light through the day," they said.

Monday could be hazardous for drivers as "fog will be slow to clear in the morning and will likely persist in places through the day."

It will be "mostly cloudy with a good deal of dry weather though further scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle will occur, mainly in the northwest. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in mostly light southerly or variable breezes," Met Éireann say.

It will continue overcast on Monday night with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

On Tuesday, there will be "outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, most frequent in the northwest, with mostly dry but cloudy conditions elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in mostly light to moderate southwesterly winds, fresher in the northwest. More persistent rain will push into the north and west towards morning. Overnight temperatures won't fall below 6 to 9 degrees in light to moderate southwest winds, continuing fresher in the northwest."

Wednesday doesn't look much better and Met Éireann says "rain in the north and west will gradually track southeastwards through the morning and early afternoon with some sunny spells and showers following. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees but turning colder behind the rain as a northwest airflow follows."

In its outlook beyond that, Met Éireann described the weather as "changeable with some rain and showers at times, interspaced with good dry intervals. Highest temperatures generally ranging from 8 to 10 degrees."


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