Snow in Ireland is expected to be back this week
By The Headlines, April 10, 2023 | 07:50 PM
The forecast is not looking good, but there is a good chance conditions will improve later this weekend.
People might be getting their shorts ready earlier than they should and that could hurt their productivity later in the year.
Temperatures are predicted to shoot up in the coming weeks, with more of what we've had recently in our forecast. But at least we're not looking at a bleak month ahead!
From scattered showers to the prospect of snow blasting down on parts of the country, these are our 7-day forecast for Met Éireann.
Weather Forecast for the week
Tonight showers will become less frequent and clear, a change in the weather that'll occur as the nights grow longer. Temperatures will range from zero degrees in the north to plus four degrees in the south with most of that warmth coming from the west or northwest winds.
It will start out misty and they may cause some heavier showers. But by the afternoon, it will become clear and rain will then fall from the west as an isolated shower before clearing in the early evening
The highest temperatures will range from seven to 10 degrees in light to moderate southwest to south winds then becoming strong westerly in the evening.
However, it will rain and there's a slight chance of thunderstorms later with northwesterly winds developing. The winds will become stronger in the western and southwestern areas later.
It looks like they will have a mix of cloudy and sharp spells, with the chance of snow or sleet. There may be lows between zero and two or three degrees Celsius.
There is a prevailing wind from the northwest with gales in Atlantic coastal regions. There have been frequent squally showers and thunderstorms. There were even reports of hail!
The highest temperatures will be between seven to nine degrees Celsius in fresh to strong and gusty northwest winds.
Wednesday night showers are more likely to be restricted to areas with the western and northern coasts because it will be mostly dry elsewhere. The lowest temperatures will range from two to four degrees Celsius, with brisk northwest winds.
We'll see some scattered showers on Thursday, becoming more frequent for a time in the afternoon. The highest temperature will be around nine to eleven degrees with the wind coming from the northwest.
On Thursday night it will be mostly dry with clear skies. However, southern and southwestern areas will be cloudier with the potential for patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Lowest temperatures of minus one to plus three degrees with light variable winds.
There will be sunny spells and scattered showers, most frequent in the North. The highest temperatures will range from 10 to 13 degrees with light winds.
The weekend will be rainy and possibly warmer than the previous days.