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Ireland 'Winter storm' to hit Dublin as Met Eireann predict sleet and snow

11:55  14 january  2018
11:55  14 january  2018 Source:   dublinlive.ie

Last year broke records for winds, temperatures and summer rainfall

  Last year broke records for winds, temperatures and summer rainfall Storm Ophelia was at the heart of the highest recorded winds in Irish history. Both the year’s highest gust and 10-minute mean wind speed were reported at Roche’s Point in Cork on 16 October – the day Storm Ophelia ripped through the country.The highest gust was 84 knots (155.6km/h), while the year’s highest 10-minute wind speed came in at 62 knots (114.8km/h).“October was notable for Storm Ophelia, an extra-tropical cyclone which made landfall on 16 October, bringing violent storm force winds to Munster, and strong gale force winds to many areas with destructive gusts widely,” the review said.

Irish weather: Arctic blast of snow and sleet on the way as Met Eireann issue weather warning. From Wednesday, conditions will worsen as the winter storm moves across the country. The forecaster added: "Cold and windy for much of Wednesday with further showers.

The meteorological service says that there will be falls of snow and sleet in Munster. Strong gusts on way . Met Eireann issues orange weather warning as Storm Dylan set to hit parts of Ireland tomorrow.

Pauline McDonald Twitter © Pauline McDonald Twitter Pauline McDonald Twitter Dublin will be hit by a winter storm bringing heavy rain, sleet and a touch of snow.

That is according to Met Eireann who predict stormy weather will develop in the capital mid week.

Before that, low temperatures and the chance of snow will dominate Sunday and the start of the week.

A Met Eireann forecaster said: "Fog will clear quickly this morning as southwesterly winds freshen.

"Otherwise dry and bright for the first half of the day but cloud will increase in the afternoon with rain developing towards evening.

"The southwesterly winds will also freshen through the day. Highs of 7 to 9 degrees.

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Dublin : 7 °C Sunday 31 December, 2017. Met Eireann says it will turn bitterly cold from Wednesday. By Cliodhna Russell Monday 9 Jan 2017, 7:29 AM. ARCTIC CONDITIONS ARE set to bring hail, sleet and snow from the middle of this week. Power losses expected in west and northwest when Storm Dylan hits Ireland tonight.

Met Éireann has issued a warning as Ireland is set to be hit with nasty winds this week starting Thursday alongside an icy storm and possible snow . Met Éireann predicts that the low temperatures will begin Thursday morning, bringing along rain, sleet , and snow this weekend.

"Rain will continue for the first half of the night with the rain turning to showers later on. Southwesterly winds will become more westerly in direction through the night. Lows of 4 to 6 degrees.

"Monday will be a cold bright day with heavy showers at times. Daytime temps will be around 5 or 6 degrees in blustery westerly winds.

"A cold, windy Tuesday with widespread heavy showers merging to longer spells of rain across the western half of the country; some of the showers will be wintry. Highs of 2 to 5 degrees."

From Wednesday, conditions will worsen as the winter storm moves across the country.

The forecaster added: "Cold and windy for much of Wednesday with further showers.

"Temperatures rising during the evening as heavy rain and strong winds develop overnight with the passage of a winter storm across Ireland."

Thursday and Friday will again be the same with very wintry weather.

From wild to mild! Temperatures set to hit double figures .
We are going from cold, wet and wild to fierce mild – as temperatures will hit unseasonal highs of 12C this week. After last week’s snow, sleet and frost, which was followed by heavy rain and flooding at the weekend, the good news is that temperatures are set to stay above 10C for at least the next 48 hours.

Source: http://uk.pressfrom.com/news/world/ireland/-233621-winter-storm-to-hit-dublin-as-met-eireann-predict-sleet-and-snow/

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