Friday is the first day of the meteorological winter.
And right on cue, the recent mild conditions are on the way out, with Met Éireann warning that conditions are about to become increasingly colder with frost and ice and potentially some wintry precipitation.
This morning, Tuesday, will be cold and mainly dry across Munster with some patches of mist or fog and a touch of frost in places.
Any mist, fog, or frost will slowly clear, and bright or sunny spells will develop with highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.
“Tonight will be cold and mainly dry with clear spells and some patches of mist or fog.” said a forecaster.
#Today,⚠️fog, mist & frost will slowly clear and bright or sunny spells will develop🌫️🌥️⛅️
There will be a few light showers near coasts🌦️
Highest temps of 3 to 7 C🌡️ with light east to northeast breezes🍃
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 29, 2023
“A few showers will develop in eastern counties overnight, turning wintry on high ground. Frost and some icy patches also with lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees and light to moderate north to northeast breezes.”
“Thursday will be cold, breezy and mainly dry with frost clearing and bright or sunny spells developing. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate north to northeast breezes.”
Given the cold conditions, on Thursday and Friday it’s possible that some showers will turn to hail or sleet with a chance of some snow.