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Still no sign of spring as Met Éireann predicts persistent downpours and icy conditions

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Still no sign of spring as Met Éireann predicts persistent downpours and icy conditions

There is still no sign of spring for the coming week as Met Éireann predicts persistent downpours and icy conditions for the next few days.

Showers coming in from the Atlantic will continually sweep inland over the next several days, the forecaster has stated, “becoming persistent in the west and southwest”.

The forecaster added: “Sunday night will start generally cloudy with further outbreaks of rain or drizzle in many parts of the country.”

While this cloud coverage is due to gradually break up, it will lead to widespread frost developing tomorrow morning.

Aside from the icy conditions, Monday will start dry and bright in many places but showers affecting the northern coasts will move inland and develop further south going into the night.

There will be little change for the rest of the week as Tuesday will be mainly dry and bright countrywide.

Scattered wintry showers are expected along the north-facing coasts of Connacht and Ulster.

Widespread frost will develop later that evening though and untreated surfaces will become icy, the Met warned.

Many places will be dry with sunny spells on Wednesday, though northern breezes will keep it much colder than normal.

As the week goes on, many northern counties will see showers developing.

Temperatures this week are expected to reach highs of between 6C and 8C.