Met Eireann Confirms Return Of Snow For Paddy's Day

A snowy St. Patrick's Day in Boston in 2015.                     Image Boston Globe  Getty Images

A snowy St. Patrick's Day in Boston in 2015. Image Boston Globe Getty Images

According to the current Met Éireann forecast, St Patrick's weekend is set to be very cold with snow also on the horizon!

Top temperatures in some areas at the weekend will be around 1° C to 2° C in the north and east of the country, while it will be milder in west and south west coasts with highs of 5° C to 6° C. Wind speeds are forecast to gust up to 90 to 100 km/h in places across Leinster.

There are two Status Yellow Warnings in place this morning from Met Eireann for strong winds and rain.

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After a cold St Patrick's Day, temperatures will fall to below zero on St Patrick's night with the possibility of snow in parts of Leinster and icy surfaces.

Many areas will become dry, but some showers will move in to eastern coastal counties, mainly of rain or sleet.

Sunday will be still very cold, with scattered snow showers, majority in Leinster and the eastern half of Munster, but well scattered elsewhere, with sunny spells. Breezy, with moderate to fresh easterly winds.

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But the temperatures are going to be extremely low so it will be dry but very cold at times. "It will not be pleasant standing around watching a parade", she said.

If you, like the vast majority of the country, have had your fill of snow for the next decade after the Beast from the East, brace yourselves: there's more to come.

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