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03-12-2011, 05:26   #1
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Increasingly cold this week - frost widespread, risk of snow

Winter is starting on Monday it seems. A cold polar maritime regime is about to take hold and that means frost and ice for inland areas and coastal parts away from an onshore breeze. Meanwhile showers or longer periods of rain may occur from time to time. This should turn increasingly wintry as the week goes on and towards the end of the week a much colder Northerly airflow may take hold. Snow is more and more likely at times as the week goes on although it may turn a small bit milder on Wednesday for a time. Current model projections suggests even colder weather for next weekend. Indeed toward the end of the working week daytime temperatures may struggle to get above freezing so watch out for ice. But that is a good bit off yet. A very cold and wintry week ahead.

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How cold are we talking.?
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How cold are we talking.?
At night, next week, lows of 0 to -6c locally particularly later in the week. By day maxing out at 6c for the first half of the week. Much colder after that. Be lucky to see 4 or 5c as a max temperature. Where snow falls and accumulates you will be struggling above freezing. However a bit of a break Wednesday and Wednesday night. Should be a bit milder then. But very cold overall I think.

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Thanks Darkman..... Time to turn off email alerts me thinks - The start of the 200 posts a minute of " Will it snow in X "........ Ill pop in from time to time instead for updates......
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Yes BBC are using the Snow word from monday onwards!!
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Sunday night: Snow showers over parts of Ulster; clear spells elsewhere and just scattered wintry showers. Lowest temperatures from -1 degrees (Leinster) to +4 degrees (west coast and southwest coast) with a sharp to severe ground frost away from Atlantic coasts. Monday: Good sunny spells; scattered rain, hail or sleet showers in parts of the west and north. A cold day with highest temperatures on Monday only 3 to 7 degrees in fresh to strong westerly winds. Another cold night Monday night with air minima away from Atlantic coasts again down to zero or -1 degrees with a sharp to severe ground frost. Some wintry showers possible in parts of the northwest but most areas dry. Tuesday and Wednesday: Tuesday will start cold and mostly dry with sunny spells. It will cloud over with rain moving in from the Atlantic bringing temperatures gradually up to 8 to 11 degrees and staying around these values for Wednesday with cloudy weather and further outbreaks of rain. Clearer, colder weather developing later. Thursday and Friday: Cold with typical daytime temperatures 5 to 7 degrees and some night frosts. Some sunny intervals but some wintry showers also and there is a possibility of a spell snow on Friday

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Sunday night: Snow showers over parts of Ulster; clear spells elsewhere and just scattered wintry showers. Lowest temperatures from -1 degrees (Leinster) to +4 degrees (west coast and southwest coast) with a sharp to severe ground frost away from Atlantic coasts. Monday: Good sunny spells; scattered rain, hail or sleet showers in parts of the west and north. A cold day with highest temperatures on Monday only 3 to 7 degrees in fresh to strong westerly winds. Another cold night Monday night with air minima away from Atlantic coasts again down to zero or -1 degrees with a sharp to severe ground frost. Some wintry showers possible in parts of the northwest but most areas dry. Tuesday and Wednesday: Tuesday will start cold and mostly dry with sunny spells. It will cloud over with rain moving in from the Atlantic bringing temperatures gradually up to 8 to 11 degrees and staying around these values for Wednesday with cloudy weather and further outbreaks of rain. Clearer, colder weather developing later. Thursday and Friday: Cold with typical daytime temperatures 5 to 7 degrees and some night frosts. Some sunny intervals but some wintry showers also and there is a possibility of a spell snow on Friday

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Very interesting to see Met Eireann come out and say a "Spell Snow" next Friday. Whoever was writing the update must have been all excited and go it the wrong way round. All the same very unusual for them not to sit on the fence and say Wintry Showers. Just reading MTs latest update and no mention of any "Spell Snow" from him for Friday.
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Sunday night: Snow showers over parts of Ulster; clear spells elsewhere and just scattered wintry showers. Lowest temperatures from -1 degrees (Leinster) to +4 degrees (west coast and southwest coast) with a sharp to severe ground frost away from Atlantic coasts. Monday: Good sunny spells; scattered rain, hail or sleet showers in parts of the west and north. A cold day with highest temperatures on Monday only 3 to 7 degrees in fresh to strong westerly winds. Another cold night Monday night with air minima away from Atlantic coasts again down to zero or -1 degrees with a sharp to severe ground frost. Some wintry showers possible in parts of the northwest but most areas dry. Tuesday and Wednesday: Tuesday will start cold and mostly dry with sunny spells. It will cloud over with rain moving in from the Atlantic bringing temperatures gradually up to 8 to 11 degrees and staying around these values for Wednesday with cloudy weather and further outbreaks of rain. Clearer, colder weather developing later. Thursday and Friday: Cold with typical daytime temperatures 5 to 7 degrees and some night frosts. Some sunny intervals but some wintry showers also and there is a possibility of a spell snow on Friday

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Very interesting to see Met Eireann come out and say a "Spell Snow" next Friday. Whoever was writing the update must have been all excited and go it the wrong way round. All the same very unusual for them not to sit on the fence and say Wintry Showers. Just reading MTs latest update and no mention of any "Spell Snow" from him for Friday.
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Wonderful news first thing on a Saturday morning
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Don't think we exactly need to start stocking up on the tinned food just yet! Will be interesting to see how it develops, but I'm guessing you'll be travelling to Errigal for this particular snow event.

It's just the commencement of the downward temperature ratchet and reversal of airflow as we prepare for the January whiteout. I'd say temperatures will never reach higher than -5 degrees at any stage of January at all this year, and that we'll have 47 feet of snow with some drifting also
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As I mentioned last night snow is quite likely Sunday night for a large swathe of the country
Yes Friday looks to be even better, but why look that far out when we could see some white stuff in a day's time
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As I mentioned last night snow is quite likely Sunday night for a large swathe of the country


How do you see this? The "Snow Gods" haven't made this prediction

WHile I'd love nothing better, I can't see this happening based on the forecasts and info from M.T.C. and Su C.

What do you mean by "large swathe"? Do you mean above a certain altitude and possibly the most northern parts of the country?
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As I mentioned last night snow is quite likely Sunday night for a large swathe of the country
Yes Friday looks to be even better, but why look that far out when we could see some white stuff in a day's time
Wishful thinking me thinks, personally I don't see it happening.
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Well it feels like winter hit us like a ton of bricks.

I am hoping for some snow even if it is the horrible wet stuff not the nice stuff we got last year.
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