Met Eireann issue NEW weather warning for bank holiday weekend

16th Mar 18 | News

Here we go again…

Earlier this week weather forecasters predicted that the ‘Beast from the East’ was set to make a return for the bank holiday weekend.

And although it won’t be anywhere near as bad as the last time, it looks like it’s going to be a fairly grim weekend.

Met Eireann have just issued a status yellow weather advisory for Leinster Cavan and Monaghan.

The warning came into effect earlier this morning and will remain in place until Sunday 18th March at 23.59pm.

On their website, the Met Eireann notice read: “Advance warning for cold weather this weekend with low-temperatures, snow-showers, snow-accumulation mainly Saturday night and Sunday.”

Their general forecast for Saturday and Sunday reads: “St. Patrick's Day will be a cold and windy day that will continue to get colder through the afternoon with scattered showers progressively turning more wintry. Highs of only 1 to 3 degrees in the eastern half of the country, 4 to 6 degrees in the west. Blustery easterly winds will add a significant wind chill.”

“Remaining very cold on Sunday with scattered wintry showers becoming more widespread for a time before dying out later. Northeast to east winds will continue fresh to strong adding a wind chill to the afternoon temperatures of just 1 to 4 degrees.”

“Sunday night will become mostly dry with just the odd wintry shower in the east and south. Easterly winds will be moderate to fresh and lowest temperatures will fall to around -1 to -4 degrees with a widespread frost.”