Ice, ice, baby.
Temperatures will drop below freezing over the weekend, according to Met Éireann’s latest regional forecast for Munster.
Today (Friday, 19th of November) will be relatively mild even through the night. The weather will be mostly dry with occasional drizzle, and temperatures will hover between 11 and 13 degrees throughout the day, falling as low as 6 degrees tonight.
Saturday will be breezy with a band of rain to spread across Munster throughout the day, and the cold will set in by night, with temperatures plunging to 2 degrees.
Things will take a sharper turn from then on, with Met Éireann’s overview for the coming period noting: “Colder than recently with temperatures close to or a little below the seasonal average but a lot of dry weather for a time for many. Likely to turn even colder later in the week with windy and unsettled wintry conditions possible.”
This cold snap will be especially evident on Sunday, which looks set to be a cold and blustery day with sunny spells and some showers. The showers mainly affecting coastal districts of the west and north, perhaps a few drifting in along Irish Sea coasts. Met Éireann have also specified that some of the showers will be of hail. What’s worse: temperatures will drop to -1 as night falls.
Monday is also expected to be a cold and crisp day, with frost in the morning. While there will be sunny weather throughout the day, temperatures are expected to fall to zero once again at night.