A COLD WEEK AHEAD WITH THE RISK OF HEAVY SNOWFALLS FOR PARTS OF IRELAND
MONDAY 28TH JANUARY 2019
Monday will see further outbreaks of rain with hail and sleet over higher ground areas and the mountains. There will be also some drier spells over the day with some spells of sunshine. Temperatures over the day will range between 5C to 8C.
Turning very cold on Monday night with temperatures between -2C to 2C across Ireland. There will be good clear spells over the night but heavy showers will affect Ulster, Connacht, west Munster and the Midlands and will turn wintry with hail, sleet and snow which could give accumulations to place by dawn Tuesday morning.
TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY 2019
Tuesday will be a very cold day with temperatures only between 2C to 5C feeling more like -1C to -3C over the day when you add in the windchill factor. There will be further heavy showers over the morning falling as hail, sleet and snow with accumulations possible in places by dawn. There will be further showers of hail, sleet and snow over the day with further accumulations leading to very difficult road conditions due to icy conditions and compact snow. Over the evening and night showers will continues mainly effecting northern , western and southwestern county’s. It will turn very cold on Tuesday night with temperatures down to -4C to 0C and possibly colder over any snow covered areas. Roads will be icy with a widespread sharp to severe frost.
WEDNESDAY 30TH JANUARY 2019
Wednesday will be another colder day across Ireland with the risk of further wintry showers but these not as heavy with most areas mainly dry over the day with some nice winter sunshine temperatures will range between 2C to 7C coldest over the northern half of Ireland.
On Wednesday night cloud will increase from the west and it will also be very cold with Temperatures falling as low as -5C to -6C over night with highs of around -1C to 0C leading to a sharp frost overnight. It will be coldest across Ulster overnight.
THURSDAY 31ST JANUARY 2019
Early Thursday morning a spell of heavy precipitation will move in from the west and current signals suggest with will turn to heavy snowfall across Connacht, Ulster, North Leinster and the Midlands with significant accumulations. At present this will have to watched closely in case of any change but elsewhere across Ireland it would more a mix of rain, sleet and snow.
FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2019
That area of precipitation will clear Ulster later Friday morning where there will be some big snow accumulations going by the latest model runs. Most areas dry over the day but further wintry showers across Ulster over the day.
I will keep you updated over the coming hours
Kenneth Mc Donagh from the Donegal Weather Channel
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