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Ireland weather forecast: Met Eireann reveal five-day forecast as UK prepares for snow and deep freeze

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 11/01/2019 Cormac O'Shea

a car driving down a dirt road © Credits: Liverpool Echo Continental Europe is being hit by heavy snow and reports say it may reach the UK by next week.

While our neighbours across the Irish Sea are preparing for extreme weather, Ireland should escape the chill, Met Eireann says.

Cold air is set to sweep across Britain bringing heavy snow and icy temperatures, The Mirror UK reports.

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The forecast for Ireland next week is a lot milder, with a mix of wind, dry spells and damp drizzly weather expected.

But we may see some night-time frosts next week as an active weather front moves closer to our shores.

Here's how it's looking for the weekend and next week.

Friday

Today will be mainly dry but Atlantic coastal areas will see some drizzle.

A forecaster said: “Friday will be mostly cloudy with a good deal of dry weather and some patchy mist.

“There’ll be some brighter intervals also. Highest temperatures of 8C to 11C with light west to south-west breezes, which will freshen in the evening.

a group of people walking on a city street: Members of the public brave the bad weather in Dublin city centre © Collins Photo Agency Members of the public brave the bad weather in Dublin city centre We'll see a change in conditions as high pressure begins to weaken overnight.

Friday night will start off dry with just patchy mist and fog.

A forecaster said: "Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will push into the west and northwest before midnight, preceded by freshening west to southwest winds.

"The damp and breezy conditions will extend southeastwards over the rest of the country overnight, with the rain and drizzle will become lighter and patchier as it does so.

"Scattered light showers and a few clearer intervals will follow. Lows of 5C to 8C."

Saturday

Breezy and mostly cloudy today with further patchy rain, drizzle and mist, mainly affecting Ulster.

a close up of a tree: This weekend will be cold and frosty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited This weekend will be cold and frosty A forecaster said:“Largely dry elsewhere. Relatively mild again with highest temperatures ranging 8C to 11C. Moderate to fresh west to northwest breezes will be strong and gusty at times near north and northwest coasts.”

“A spell of more persistent rain and drizzle will push into northern and northwestern areas overnight, but the rain will become lighter and patchier as it extends southwards, although it will be damp in many parts of the country by dawn.

Sunday

It'll be a damp, cloudy and blustery start to Sunday with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle clearing southwards followed by drier and somewhat brighter conditions, although, still a good deal of cloud overall.

A forecaster said: "Afternoon highs will range from 7C to 11C, with the coldest temperatures in the north. Moderate to fresh and gusty northwesterly winds, strong to near gale at the coasts."

Monday

Monday will start out mainly dry and bright, with the best of sunnier intervals in the east and south, but cloud will soon increasing from the Atlantic and patchy drizzle and mist will push into Atlantic coastal counties during the afternoon. Highs of 7C to 10C in light southwest breezes.

Tuesday

A good deal of dry and bright weather seems likely in parts of the south and east. Generally cloudier conditions with patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle look likely to prevail further north and west. Relatively mild with highs of 9C to 11C in light to moderate southwesterly breezes.

Met Eireann also revealed conditions are set to change again from the middle of next week.

They said: "A changeable more mobile Atlantic regime is probable, with damp or wet and windy episodes, alternating with drier and brighter interludes.

"Temperatures will tend to trend closer to average, with an increased risk of night-time frosts."

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