It’s been fierce mild lately.
But it looks like we’ll finally be getting a blast of wintery weather in the coming days, with Met Éireann predicting a sharp temperature drop on Thursday.
It will be largely dry with sunny spells and just isolated showers to start this morning, however, blustery showers will spread eastwards through the afternoon. Some will turn heavy with the risk of hail with highest temperatures of just 6 to 8 degrees.
According to forecasters, tonight will be cloudy in Cork, with scattered showers “becoming more frequent and merging to longer spells of rain as the night progresses.”
Any lingering rain will clear this morning, leaving a mostly dry morning. However, blustery showers in the northwest will soon become widespread, some turning heavy with the risk of hail in the west. Feeling cold in fresh and gusty westerly winds and highs of just 5 to 8 degrees. pic.twitter.com/5IUgQPJfEY
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 2, 2020
“Some showers will be heavy and thundery with a risk of hail, and will turn increasingly wintry on high ground.”
It will be chilly too with lowest temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees.
Thursday will be “very cold” with scattered heavy showers and a risk of hail and thunder. Some showers will fall as sleet on high ground.
Sunny spells will develop through the afternoon, although temperatures will reach just 2 to 4 degrees so it’s definitely time to dig out the winter coats.