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06-02-2017, 22:21   #1
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Severe Frost countrywide + Occasional Snow Showers in the East from Thursday 9th Feb

Hola!

This has been slowly bubbling and evolving the last few days (actually up to a week or more) and is finally in to a time frame now that is quite reliable.

From Thursday evening a cold continental airflow is set to quickly become established over the country. The first effect of this will be seen Thursday night with a severe frost particularly in the northwest but across the country inland as well.

Then from Friday for the weekend it's looking increasingly likely that some wintry showers and snow showers will start effecting eastern coastal counties in a northeasterly wind as well as far northwestern counties. Temperatures looking set to be getting very low at that stage, not rising above 2 or 3c in the east generally by day but the real effect is at night. I can see a few -6 or -7c around at least inland. So expect some cold weather warnings.

There will almost certainly be accumulated snow on higher routes in the east, hard to tell at lower elevations right now (although the wind won't be strong and this would favor the possibility at coastal margins likely to be most effected) as this has still some evolving to do on the models.

But it's a safe enough call for the weekend now. Increasingly cold, wintry showers and then some snow showers for eastern areas. Alternating winds between easterly and northeasterly. Frost and Ice around as well.

This could be a longer term cold period well beyond the weekend with differing scenarios as well but not much confidence at that range so do keep informed!

Once the models firm up on the scenario i'll edit the OP with relevant charts. It's minor details need to be firmed up on for the weekend.

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Horlicks!!!! :-(
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Looks cold but mainly dry.
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Looks cold but mainly dry.
For most of the country the problem is cold, for the east and south east it's more than likely hail and snow showers.

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This is going to end in tears and tantrums... just saying. I am refusing to get excited
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This is going to end in tears and tantrums... just saying. I am refusing to get excited
That tends to be the best way to be with these things
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What's the southwest looking like for the weekend.....22C and light balmy breezes??????
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For most of the country the problem is cold, for the east and south east it's more than likely hail and snow showers.
Will there be snow or heavy frost in the N.East on Sun?
I have an important game of golf arranged.
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The Eagle has landed. Hopefully we'll get something big snow wise over the next two weeks what with the Atlantic being so quiet.
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Will there be snow or heavy frost in the N.East on Sun?
I have an important game of golf arranged.
It's ok..M.T will arrange that for you..Just give him your coordinates
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So when you say east I presume it's everywhere but Bettystown on the Meath coast?!!!! Not sure what's wrong wth this small area but we never get any decent snow...
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