Weather experts predict RETURN of dreaded ‘Beast from the East’ next weekend

12th Mar 18 | News

This is the last thing we wanted to hear…

We thought we’d seen the last of the ‘Beast from the East’ but weather experts have confirmed our worst fear- it might be about to make a return.

Our very own weatherman Deric O hArtagain has warned that the dreaded weather experienced during the ‘Beast from the East’ might return for a second time this year over the St. Patrick's bank holiday weekend.

Deric took to social media to share his concerns, captioning his post: “So …no need for alarm just yet but something is stirring for next weekend. Could #BeastFromTheEast could be making a come back?! Early tracking models for next Sunday 18th. Nothing comfirmed. Will be keeping a close eye!!”



And although it is too early to have a more accurate forecast for the weekend, Met Eireann was also unable to rule out a possible return of the ‘Beast from the East’ and said there was a “50-50 chance” of a big freeze this weekend.

One of their forecasters told the Irish Sun: “We would not forecast as far as the weekend. At the moment we are forecasting until Thursday.”

“The weekend is actually quite uncertain. What we have is several low pressure systems in the mid-Atlantic at the moment.”

“For Wednesday and Thursday it will become very windy, it will be a very wet day on Wednesday. On Thursday this low pressure system is going to stay in situ for another day or three and that is basically what we can say.”

“However, there is a high pressure system over Scandinavia, so it is a battle between them – basically Ireland is sitting on the fence between the low pressure and high pressure.”

The country went into shut down following the arctic conditions brought to Ireland by the ‘Beast from the East’ with a run on supermarkets shelves, major transport disruptions and water and power supply issues.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one throughout the week.