Met Eireann confirms snow will hit Ireland this weekend
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Met Eireann confirms snow will hit Ireland this weekend

AFTER SEVERAL days of speculation and possibilities, Met Eireann have confirmed that snow will fall in Ireland this weekend.

Yesterday, a yellow weather warning for dense fog was issued for the entire country, but the fog has now cleared to make way for some wintry showers.

While Saturday looks set to be wet, cloudy and breezy, the temperature will drop overnight as a band of rain pushes in from the Atlantic.

Sunday will bring a cold, blustery day with sunshine and scattered showers, some wintry-- and overnight, the showers will become widespread across the country, with snow and sleet falling on most areas.

Sunday night and the early hours of Monday morning will be very cold and frosty, with temperatures plummeting to -1 in some areas.

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On Monday, the unsettled weather will switch between sunny spells and wintry showers, with the south and west getting the heaviest showers of sleet and snow.

Widespread frost will cover the country overnight as temperatures fall to -2, and Tuesday will bring yet more hail, sleet and snow to much of the nation.

Met Eireann indicates that the weather will become milder during the week, but most of Ireland can expect more wet and windy weather spreading in from the Atlantic.