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better days ahead Temperatures set to rise across the country as cold snap comes to an end

Ireland is expected to get a bit milder over the coming days as some areas may be hit with their last taste of snowfall tonight.

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The cold snap is finally coming to an end with temperatures set to pick up across the country from tomorrow, Met Eireann has said.

Ireland is expected to get a bit milder over the coming days as some areas may be hit with their last taste of snowfall tonight.

“Today really is the end of the really cold snap that we’ve been having,” a Met Éireann forecaster said.

“At the moment, it is very cold this morning and temperatures are still below freezing nearly all across the country at the moment, with icy conditions.”

“Today will be cold with temperatures not really getting very high, about three to seven degrees, but it’s going to be mostly dry. There’s just a few showers in west Connacht, but they’ll be of rain and hail predominantly.”

On Twitter, gardaí have sent out a traffic alert due to the icy conditions on roads, saying: “This morning, there have already been two collisions on the Clarehall Road in Dublin.”

Tonight will see rain moving across the country, bringing a risk of snow developing in the north.

“That’s going to move eastwards across the country, so there is going to be a risk of some hill snow generally in Ulster late tonight/early tomorrow morning," the forecaster said.

“It’ll generally be sleet or wet snow, generally over the hills. So not really any significant snowfall expected at lower levels.

“Turning milder then for tomorrow with wintry conditions easing off then for the rest of the weekend.”

There will be an occasional patch of drizzle or mist tomorrow, but things will pick up a bit with temperatures from eight to 11 degrees, while in Ulster they’re forecasted to remain at three to seven degrees.

Wednesday is going to see windy conditions with outbreaks of rain extending northwards over the country. Ulster will again remain a bit colder than the rest of Ireland, with minimum temperatures of three to six degrees, while it’s seven to 10 degrees elsewhere.

Outbreaks of rain are expected to clear from northeastern counties early on Thursday to leave a good deal of dry weather for a time. However, a further spell of rain is forecast to develop in southern counties during the afternoon and evening.

Friday is going to be cold and breezy, with maximum afternoon temperatures of five to eight degrees.


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