Met Éireann says Ireland should prepare for HEAVIER SNOW than anticipated

8th Nov 18 | News

Oh dear...

According to Met Éireann's Evelyn Cusack, Ireland should prepare itself for heavy snow during the winter, with climate change having an effect.

Speaking at the launch of the government's Be Winter Ready initiative, Cusack said:

"There is a chance of more snow even though the climate is warming up and that’s because there’s more moisture in the atmosphere.

There’s more evaporation because of the higher sea temperatures and then in winter, instead of rain, it turns to snow. So in fact, snow events could be heavier.

The message is prepare yourself for all eventualities and listen out for the warnings and the local forecasts as well,"

258,000 tonnes of salt will be made available as part of the Be Winter Ready initiative.

Meanwhile, it looks as though the snow might come earlier than expected this year as Irish weather forecaster Cathal Nolan of the Midlands Weather Channel says chances of a white Christmas are quite high.