Prospect of a white St Patrick's Day locally played down

Prospect of a white St Patrick's Day locally played down

Snow is in the forecast for a chilly St Patrick's Day and Met Éireann has warned of flooding on the back of a rain warning from Tuesday night and for all day Wednesday.

Met Eireann have said that: "St Patrick's weekend will be very cold".

Top temperatures in some areas at the weekend will be at 1 to 2 degrees in the north and east of the country, although it will be milder in west and south west coasts with temperatures of 5 to 6 degrees.

A Yellow Alert rainfall warning is also in place for Kildare.

The good news is that the weather front will bring dry spells for large parts of Ireland for Saturday and the peak St Patrick's Day marching programme.


Many areas will become dry, but some showers will move in to eastern coastal counties, mainly of rain or sleet.

The cold weather continues on Sunday with the possibility of snow showers in the east and temperatures falling at night to minus-four.

But the temperatures are going to be extremely low so it will be dry but very cold at times. Very strong and gusty southeast winds will decrease moderate to fresh by morning.

The Beast from the East might have absconded with Storm Emma but it appears that more inclement weather is just around the corner.

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