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Snow Joke Snow flurries and 'freezing' overnight temperatures expected on Friday

The national forecaster predicts that Friday will be a “windy and showery day” with some strong winds and gales developing along coasts.

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Met Éireann have warned that snow flurries are on the cards for the end of the week as temperatures are expected to plummet to just 3C.

On Friday, an area of low pressure will move down over the northern tip of Scotland which will open the door to strong winds and cool polar air set to sink down over Ireland, with the strongest winds especially affecting areas in the far north.

The national forecaster predicts that Friday will be a “windy and showery day” with some strong winds and gales developing along coasts.

Some showers will likely turn to sleet, with snow possible on higher ground.

Afternoon temperatures will hover at just three to seven degrees but it will feel much colder with the added wind chill factor. Overnight temperatures are expected to fall close to freezing for many areas with frost expected.

Met Eireann meteorologist, Mark Bowe said: “It’s going to get noticeably colder from Friday as the low-pressure system over Scotland will allow very cold northerly winds to blanket Ireland on Friday and into Saturday.

“There is a risk of wintry showers for areas in the far north with sleet and snow possible over the hills. This will mainly affect the northern half of the country with showers and some sunny spells expected elsewhere.”

“It will be windy too with strong winds and gales on exposed coasts and hills likely on Friday before easing then again on Saturday.”

The Met Office in the UK has issued a yellow wind warning for Northern Ireland through Friday and Saturday, as this low-pressure system is expected to bring the strongest winds to the northern part of the island.

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