Wintry conditions to last all weekend but cold spell set to end

Cols spell: The weather is set to improve next week.  © File Photo
Cols spell: The weather is set to improve next week. © File Photo

The recent spell of cold weather is set to end next week but the forecast this weekend is for more sleet and snow.

Met Eireann predict that after a sunny start in most areas today, there will be scattered outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow across affecting east Ulster, Leinster and east Munster but staying fine further west. 

Although temperatures will be around 4 to 6 degrees, a northeasterly wind will make it feel cooler.

There will be scattered showers of rain, sleet and snow overnight but it will remain largely dry across Connacht and west Ulster and tomorrow will again be 'cold and raw'.

It will be a mostly cloudy day with scattered showers, mainly in the east and south, but becoming more widespread from evening. Again, there is potential for some falls of sleet or snow, especially about higher ground. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees, but feeling significantly colder in the wind.

Following some early showers on Monday morning across Munster, the weather is set to improve during the week with a spell of dry weather with highest temperatures reaching 12 degrees.

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