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Snow in Phoenix Park

Snow in Phoenix Park

Snow in Phoenix Park

It's time to wrap up warm because a cold snap is on the way later this week.

While temperatures will remain at highs of 10C and 12C today and tomorrow, a cold front will set in tomorrow night and from Wednesday wintry weather will arrive, with frost and highs of just four and five degrees on Thursday.

Today will be a "gloomy" day, with light breezes and outbreaks of rain, however it will remain mild at 6C to 9C degrees, with tomorrow to be mostly the same.

Met Éireann forecaster Gavin Gallagher said today will be "gloomy, cloudy, drizzly, bit of a benign day, drizzly and damp".

"Tuesday will be almost the same, but a bit better as it'll be less drizzly and temperatures will be 10 or 11 degrees."

However, conditions will turn wintry on Wednesday as a cold front comes in overnight.

"Wednesday morning we'll be waking up to a different type of weather and a different day," Mr Gallagher said.

From Wednesday night, it will be cold enough that some showers will turn wintry over high ground, with snow becoming a possibility.

Aware

"It's the first period of weather that it is cold enough for us to be aware that it is turning quite wintry."

Thursday will see the cold snap begin with maximum temperature of four to five degrees, with a northerly breeze.

"It'll be cold and it'll continue right through the weekend and possibly the early days of next week," Mr Gallagher said.

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