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'Flurries' of snow are expected to hit Ireland on Wednesday and Thursday night, Met Éireann has said.

However, due to the unsettled conditions of rain, hail and frost, it is unlikely the snow will stay long enough for anyone to make snowmen or snowwomen.

The forecaster warned that temperatures overnight on Thursday could hit lows of –3 degrees.

“Today will be mostly dry but dull with temperatures reaching highs of 11 degrees,” forecaster Eimear Flood told the Sunday World.

“It will remain cloudy for the early parts of tonight but rain will come in from the northwest by tomorrow morning.

“Tomorrow will be a much fresher day with showers and have just issued an advisory because it will turn cold tomorrow evening, with showers.

“It will be noticeably colder and as the breeze picks up there will be a wind chill in the air and the conditions will start to become more unsettled.

“From Wednesday night you are going to have a lot of showers and a lot of them will have hail in them.

“So, you can expect wintery conditions, especially in western coastal areas and that will extend into Thursday.

“It will be a similar story on Friday with those showers extending and with a strong westerly breeze the wind chill factor will be an issue so make sure you are wrapped up well.

"From Wednesday night temperatures will drop significantly and by Thursday night we could see temperatures reach –3 degrees."

Ms Flood adedd that there will be severe frost and possibly some icy patches on the roads.

“There could be a few flurries of snow on higher grounds in the northwest on Wednesday night and Thursday but it will be mostly wet,” she said.

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