It’s been a dry spring weekend so far.
But Met Éireann is forecasting a return to more wintery conditions by Wednesday ‘with the potential for some very disturbed weather by midweek’.
According to the monthly outlook, lower pressure is set to make its presence felt once again next week with above-average rainfall across the country and slightly below-average temperatures for March.
“With a return to a more active pattern there is a heightened risk of wind and rainfall events during the week and there is an increased likelihood of warnings being issued,” said Met Éireann.
High pressure keeps things settled over the weekend & into the start of next week 🌤️☁️, but things could turn more unsettled by the middle of next week with the potential for some stormy weather 🌧️🍃.
Keep an eye on our latest weather forecast here
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 6, 2021
It will be dry and cold tonight with a mix of cloud and clear periods and temperatures will fall to between -1 and +2 degrees with a touch of frost and some patchy mist or fog expected around dawn.
“Sunday will be a dry, bright day with frost and patchy mist clearing during the morning with sunny spells developing.” a forecaster explained.
Rain, drizzle and mist will be the order of the day on Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees, becoming wet and increasingly windy again on Wednesday with widespread rain, heavy at times.
Winds will pick up on Wednesday
Met Éireann predicts it will be “potentially extremely windy on Wednesday night and for much of Thursday, with gale-force southwest winds veering westerly and with some severe and damaging gusts likely.
“Rain will clear eastwards overnight followed by heavy squally showers later in the night and for Thursday, some of hail and thunder. Turning colder overnight with lowest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees. Highest temperatures on Thursday of 7 to 9 degrees.”
Showers are expected to continue on Thursday, with thunder and hail looking likely on Friday.