Get out the extra duvet

Snow, sleet and freezing temperatures set to return later this week......

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Cold snap on the way to Limerick?

Cold weather is predicted for end of the week

Just when you thought it was safe to venture outside with just the one jumper on, we've sad news for you. Freezing weather conditions are set to return later this week.

On Wednesday morning, rain will spread eastwards across the country. It will continue for the rest of the day and on Wednesday night and will be heavy at times, especially on Wednesday night. It will clear overnight. Highest temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees with fresh to strong southerly winds, which will veer northwesterly as the rain clears. But this will be the last of the mild weather for the week.

According to those in the know at Met Éireann, Thursday will be a bitterly cold day with fresh, gusty north to northwest breezes and afternoon temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees. Brrrr.

Adding to the misery, there will be showers of rain, sleet and snow expected with the likelihood of snow increasing in the evening and night as temperatures fall to between -2 and +1 degrees. Frost and icy patches will develop also.

Friday will continue with very cold temperatures. Sunny spells will be interspersed with showers of rain, sleet and snow. Highest temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees are expected. On Friday night a sharp or severe frost will develop with icy patches as temperatures fall to between -3 and 0 degrees. 

Saturday will be cold and mainly dry with sunny spells and again temperatures will struggle to rise about 3-6 degrees Celsius.
At the moment, it looks like rain will spread from the west on Saturday night and there a risk that it may fall as snow for a time in some parts.

Time to dig out that extra duvet everyone!