Met Éireann reveal ‘cold arctic airmass’ is heading STRAIGHT for Ireland this week22nd Oct 18 | News
This is NOT good news
We’ve been enjoying pretty mild weather of late but it looks like that is all about to change just in time for the bank holiday weekend.
Met Éireann have confirmed that a “cold arctic airmass” is heading straight for Ireland later this week.
Temperatures are expected to drop by Thursday evening and the cold conditions are set to last through the bank holiday weekend.
Met Éireann said: “A cold front will approach the northwest coast early on Thursday night with rain becoming persistent in the north and west early in the night.”
“The cold front and associated rainfall will then sweep southeastwards during the night introducing a much colder arctic airmass across the country.”
Friday will be considerably colder with widespread heavy showers as well as the risk of hail and thunder.
The bank holiday weekend is expected to be cold and windy with some heavy showers and further risk of thunder and hail as well as a high chance of frost at night, especially on Sunday.
Carlow Weather man Alan O’Reilly has also predicted a sharp change in temperatures over the weekend.
Latest ECMWF charts just rolling out also show a cold snap from Friday with Northerly winds feeding down Artic air over Ireland for the Bank Holiday weekend with cool days, cold nights and some wintry showers on higher ground. That northern wind is going to bite! pic.twitter.com/ZaonSzCGIN— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) October 21, 2018