Met Eireann: Ireland set for 16 degree swing as weekend temperatures due to soar

Met Eireann: Ireland set for 16 degree swing as weekend temperatures due to soar

MET EIREANN have forecasted an abrupt end to the recent cold-snap with temperatures set to rise this weekend.

The mercury is predicted to reach heights of 13 degrees as the first signs of winter coming to a close begin to creep in.

But don't grab the dusty sun-hats out of the wardrobe just yet though, because we're still set for something of a frosty few days before then.

Wind, rain and temperatures dropping to -3C overnight must be overcome before things start to warm up on Saturday.

We'll still have wait until Sunday for the sun to pop out though, with scattered showers predicted the day before, despite temperatures rising.

A Met Eireann forecaster said: "A cold, crisp start tomorrow with frost and ice patches slowly clearing. Dry for much of the day with just isolated showers.

"Rain will move into western counties later in the afternoon and move eastwards during the evening and early night with some falls of sleet in places for a time. Top temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in light variable winds.

"Cold, especially over the north of the country with lows of -2 to 0 degrees with some frost and icy stretches likely. Milder further south with temperatures above zero."



"Mild and breezy on Saturday, some drizzle in the west but mostly dry early in the day, however strengthening winds will bring persistent rain eastwards during the afternoon and evening. Fresh to strong southerly winds. Highs of 10 to 13 degrees.

"The rain will clear to showers on Saturday night with lows of 3 to 5 degrees.

"Cooler on Sunday with sunny spells and blustery scattered showers. Highs of 7 to 10 degrees, in fresh and gusty westerly winds."