UK climate: Half time period washout with rain, sleet and snow


Ireland is in for a miserable weekend after Met Éireann issued three separate weather warnings with snow, rain and heavy winds set to batter the country over the coming days. Larger amounts of snow are forecast for Ulster and Connacht, particularly on higher ground.

The wind warning for Munster, Leinster and Galway applies to Saturday afternoon and evening.

The rest of the country hasn't got off the hook as a status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Saturday for the entire province of Connacht as well as Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

Temperatures Sunday and Monday are expected to be colder than normal but will pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday as a new weather system comes in from the Atlantic.

Snow will settle on higher ground'.

Daytime temperatures tomorrow will only reach between 1-4C with a wind chill effect from a gusty west to northwest wind.

The spokesman added: "Scattered wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow will follow behind".

But today, temperatures in the day will reach a maximum of around 9 degree Celsius, with a few outbreaks of rain from the west this morning.

Today will be a great deal milder than tomorrow, with highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees.

Sunday will be very cold, with sunny spells and wintry showers and a risk of thunder.

"On Sunday night, wintry showers will continue with accumulations of snow in places". On Tuesday night, frost and ice will develop for a time. However, persistent or heavy rain will spread from the west through the late afternoon and evening.

'Most of us will see snow and rain, and there's going to be a lot of wind.