A big change in the weather is expected as Met Éireann forecast temperatures as low as -3°C on Monday night. It’s a big shift from the recent ‘warm’ spell where parts of the country had seen 15°C+ in recent days. The full forecast for the week is available below:


Lingering mist and fog patches will clear this morning for a dry and mostly bright day. Cloud will increase from the north during the day with the best of sunshine near southern coasts. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees, mildest in south Munster. Becoming breezier with a moderate northwest breeze picking up through the day.


Dry at first tonight and cloudy. Scattered outbreaks of light rain will move southwards across Munster overnight. Clearer and colder conditions will follow from the north near dawn. Northerly winds will be moderate to fresh. Lowest temperatures of 0 to +3 degrees.


Tomorrow will be breezy and feel chilly. There will be passing light showers of rain or sleet, but most areas will have long spells of dry and bright weather. Highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees with added wind chill from a moderate to fresh northerly wind.

Outlook for the week

Temperatures will be below average throughout the coming week with frost during some nights.

Monday night:

Cold with wintry showers and clear spells, showers mainly over north Connacht and Ulster at first, becoming more widespread overnight. Lowest temperatures of -3 to +1 degrees with frost forming and a risk of some icy stretches. Moderate northwest winds will be fresh and gusty near northern coasts.


Breezy with scattered showers and bright spells, some showers wintry, especially in the north and northeast. Possibility of a longer spell of rain later in the afternoon and evening in the west. Feeling cold in a fresh and gusty northerly wind with highest temperatures of just 4 to 8 degrees.

Tuesday night:

Some wintry showers likely continuing for a time towards the east. Rather cloudy, with some rain at times on western coasts. Lowest temperatures of -3 to +1 degrees, coldest in Munster and south Leinster with a risk of frost. Light to moderate northerly winds will back westerly overnight.


Becoming less cold on Wednesday with generally cloudy conditions bringing outbreaks of rain, rain most persistent across the west and northwest. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with a moderate westerly breeze.

Wednesday night:

Outbreaks of rain will continue to move in from the west overnight. It will be driest and clearest across Leinster and east Munster. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees with light to moderate southwest winds.


Cloudy and breezy with some rain or drizzle. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees with moderate to fresh southwest winds increasing strong on northwestern coasts. A band of heavier rain will reach the west and northwest later in the afternoon or evening and move southwards across the country during Thursday night. Clearer and colder weather with showers will develop over much of Ulster and Connacht before dawn. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with westerly winds easing light.


Rain will clear southern coasts early on Friday morning with showers mixed with bright spells extending from the north to all areas. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees with moderate northerly winds. Turning cold during Friday night with showers and clear spells, showers possibly turning wintry on northern coasts later in the night. Temperatures falling to 0 degrees or a degree or two below, with a risk of frost.

Outlook for next weekend:

Colder than average with a northerly airflow feeding in showers, some of which may be wintry with an increased risk of hail, and frost at night.

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