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Tuesday sleet/snow risk - midlands, north and southwest

  • 13-01-2020 2:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 21,818 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    There is a risk of rain turning to sleet and snow tomorrow - particularly later tomorrow and particularly in a line through central Ulster, the midlands down in to the southwest.

    2 - 4 cm possible in some areas especially on higher ground.

    That's not to rule out other areas for some flakes as well as the system moves away winds go off shore in the east for example so we could see some flakes here in the late afternoon or evening.

    There is still a little uncertainty but should be confident enough to call it this evening.

    Shouldn't be too much snow overall but we have not had much to observe so far so hopefully ye get lucky :cool:

    Cold and feeling raw with top temperatures for the bulk of the country of just 1 - 4c (colder through late afternoon/evening) but wind will be well down on today.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,307 ✭✭✭✭ nacho libre


    Yes. It would be good to just see some snow falling at this stage. Maybe come early February we will have a bit more to look forward to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 35 mammychicken


    Wonder will any snow stick though, the ground is so wet with the storm today


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 15,180 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gonzo


    most of Ireland and indeed much of Europe has yet to see a single flake this winter, however only a few of the models are going with a chance of something wintry and mainly over high ground.

    Icon and Arpege are showing just rain.

    Hirlam is showing a bit of wintryness around north midlands and on into Northern Ireland:

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    GFS has a chance of wintryness on peaks of mountains across the west and north:
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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,466 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Yeah looks wintry all right especially over high ground. Pressure low enough so less distance for the frozen precipitation to fall.

    Wettest in the Southern half of the country in general.

    Looks bitter cold all right Kermit.

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 Snow Garden


    I love hiking in snow.

    This website says only 1-2cm on Galtymore (917m asl) on Tuesday and yet says 12cm on Thursday night. What gives?

    https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Galtymore/forecasts/917


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,409 ✭✭✭ Danno


    Gonzo wrote: »
    most of Ireland and indeed much of Europe has yet to see a single flake this winter,

    Falling snow here on December 14th, 15th and again last Thursday. South Laois 90mASL.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭ typhoony


    a few opportunities in the next 4 days for wet snow over low ground and settling over higher ground, unfortunately by Sunday we're back to mild air with us sitting on the wrong side of a buckling jet, the good news is that if the pattern continues for a week or 2 then the chance of a proper cold spell are 60/40 in our favour.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,198 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    Danno wrote: »
    Falling snow here on December 14th, 15th and again last Thursday. South Laois 90mASL.

    Yes, and November 11th wasn't it? Snow from M7 Kildare across border into Laois and quite heavy (4cm?) around Ballybrittas, Emo, Mountmellick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,665 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    White out conditions in Galway with large hail shower.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,466 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Charts pulled back on the wintry precipitation, mostly rain it would seem reserving anything of significance settling to the highest terrain and more towards the N of the country.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,409 ✭✭✭ Danno


    An Ri rua wrote: »
    Yes, and November 11th wasn't it? Snow from M7 Kildare across border into Laois and quite heavy (4cm?) around Ballybrittas, Emo, Mountmellick.

    You're correct! Thats 4 days of snow falling this winter so far, only nothing of significance (apart from that Nov event) covering the ground.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,316 ✭✭✭ nthclare


    This day in 2014 there was snow in Clare, hopefully we'll get a few wispy showers throughout the day.

    Its nice to watch, fluttering away in the breeze.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,364 ✭✭✭ highdef


    Moderate sleet in North Kildare. 3c.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,431 ✭✭✭ Mortelaro


    Lugnaquilla is peeping out now as seen from Arklow
    Its white,very white


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,994 ✭✭✭ giveitholly


    Light dusting on top of the galtees


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,307 ✭✭✭✭ nacho libre


    Heavy snow this morning at 6 am, none of it stuck, but nice to see given that was the first snow i've seen all winter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 500 ✭✭✭ Goldfinch8


    Slightest dusting along the upper most ridges of the Ox Mountains today. Top of Nephin is good and white however.
    Wouldn't be surprised if there was a fair amount of frozen hail up there though.The tail end of Brendan swept in a good few heavy hail showers in these parts.


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