St Patrick's Day to snow in Ireland and Britain as yet another weather warning issued
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St Patrick's Day to snow in Ireland and Britain as yet another weather warning issued

Saint Patrick should've left the snakes alone and kicked cold weather out of Ireland instead.

Met Éireann have predicted an unholy weekend for St Patrick's Day 2018 – with snow showers and freezing temperatures very likely to make an appearance.

Top temperatures in some areas at the weekend will be around 1° C to 2° C in the north and east of the country, while it will be milder in west and south west coasts with highs of 5° C to 6° C.

"St Patrick's weekend will be very cold," a Met Éireann spokeswoman said.

"Saturday, St Patrick's Day will be dry in many areas, with bright spells, but scattered snow showers will occur, mainly in eastern coastal counties and along the south coast."

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The forecaster also issued a Status Yellow weather warning ahead of blustery conditions in Ireland this week.

Extremely wet and windy weather is expected to affect mainly Munster and south Leinster on Wednesday, with the warning set to expire at 12am on Thursday morning.

Elsewhere, Britain is set to experience an equally miserable St Pat's – with highs of just 2° C on March 17.

Meanwhile, revelers heading to Trafalgar Square on Sunday for London's St Patrick's Day celebrations are in for a chilly one, with snow showers expected to last until around midday.