Temperatures set to drop this weekend with plenty of frost – Met Eireann

This weekend is set to to stay cold and frost is also expected over the coming days, according to the Met Eireann.

Overall a lot of dry weather is expected this weekend, with bright spells of sunshine in mostly moderate northerly breezes.

Today, Friday, is forecast to be cool and blustery with a mixture of good sunny spells and some showers in places.

There may be a danger of showers in the northwest and north merging into longer spells of rain bringing a risk of hail or thunder.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of between eight to 11 degrees. Westerly winds are forecast to increase to fresh and gusty, becoming strong along the Atlantic coast.

Tonight will see scattered, blustery, showers clearing southwards early on, with any further showers appearing near coastal areas, Met Eireann says.

A frost is expected to set in under clearing skies with mainly moderate northerly breezes, while temperatures will fall to between one to five degrees becoming coldest in the east.

Outlook for the Weekend

This weekend is set to be cold with sunny skies, but rain and hail showers may affect northwestern counties and along the Atlantic coastal fringes as well as some parts of the east coast at times.

On higher ground there will be a greater possibility of wintry showers, while showers will be more isolated elsewhere, according to Met Eireann.

Meanwhile, temperatures will be cool this weekend, only reaching six to 10 degrees. This weekend widespread frost is forecast overnight.

Early indications for Monday

Monday is expected to be mostly dry across the country, again with good sunshine in mostly light northerly breezes, the forecast says.

However eastern counties are likely to see occasional showers as winds blow in from the Irish Sea, with the possibility of wintry showers on higher ground early in the day.

Met Eireann warns there will be a frosty start to Monday with a risk of ice, with temperatures ranging from six to nine degrees.

This weekend showers will affect drying conditions, but it is expected to be relatively good in southern parts of the country.

Monday will provide the best opportunities for spraying in the west of the country, while early on Tuesday will also be ideal for spraying prior to expected wet weather that evening.