White Christmas in Ireland a real possibility with cold snap set to hit next week

White Christmas in Ireland a real possibility with cold snap set to hit next week

IRELAND'S chances of getting snow on Christmas have just increased as it's revealed we're set for a cold snap next week.

Everybody dreams of a 'white Christmas', but Ireland hasn't had one since 2010.

On average, we get snow on Christmas once every six years ... so we're well overdue for some.

Initially, forecasters predicted a typically grey, wet and snow-less Christmas Day in Ireland, but that *could* be about to change.

The latest forecasts show that the temperature is set to drop significantly towards the end of next week.

A northernly air flow will sweep across Ireland, bringing "colder conditions," according to Met Eireann.

And while we're all keeping our fingers crossed, forecaster Aoife Kealy has urged everyone not to get their hopes up yet, because it's too early to predict the weather with any great deal of accuracy.

"It's too far out to say if there could be snow for Christmas," said Ms Kealy.

"It's changing day to day. I will say it will be colder from Wednesday and as it gets colder, there's a risk of frost. But I can't say if there will be snow."

While it's been 10 years since our last white Christmas, the longest wait we suffered through was 13 years!

Previous snowy Christmases happened in 1964, 1970, 1980, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2004, 2009 and the aforementioned 2010.

Well, if this year has taught us anything, it's to expect the unexpected, so keep your fingers crossed and you never know, there might be one last surprise in store for 2020 before we bid goodbye to this bizarre year.