July 18, 2024

Sunny spell to end as frost returns and temperatures drop this weekend

AFTER week of glorious unseasonably warm and sunny weather, Met Éireann has warned things are going to take a turn for the worst this weekend.

Temperatures have been far above the norm for February, but the national forecaster expects March to start on a different note.

This week we’ve seen mercury levels rise to as high as 17C in parts of Kilkenny and Ireland. But temperatures are expected to drop fairly dramatically over the coming days in Kilkenny and south Leinster, going below minus degrees at times.

Met Eireann said: “Some uncertainty regarding details, but at this stage it looks like it will be bright, with sunny spells and well scattered showers.

“But there is a threat of cloudy wet weather affecting Munster and south Leinster for a time.

“Fresh, with highs of 8 to 10 C., in moderate southwest to west winds. Cold and breezy overnight with clear spells and just a few showers. Lows of -1 to plus 2 C., with a widespread frost.”

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