Weather for Limerick looking ‘changeable and colder than of late’

Temperatures  in Limerick and around the country look set to drop in the coming days

Temperatures in Limerick and around the country look set to drop in the coming days

TEMPERATURES in Limerick and around the country look set to drop in the coming days, bringing to an end the mild weather of the last few weeks.

Met Eireann’s outlook for the coming days is “changeable and colder than of late”.

By Wednesday morning in Limerick and across Munster, there will be minimum temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees with a fresh to strong southwest wind veering westerly and moderate with the clearance, according to the forecaster.

Wednesday will be a cold day with sunshine and showers, some with hail and thunder. Highest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees in moderate to fresh west to northwest winds.

By contrast, this Tuesday will be be mostly cloudy with a few patches of light rain or drizzle, but overall a lot of dry weather. Maximum temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.

Looking ahead with a national outlook, Met Eireann said there will be good clear spells and it will turn cold on Wednesday night with lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees and a widespread frost and some icy stretches.

Thursday will be dry with sunny spells. It will stay cold with frost clearing only slowly in the morning. Afternoon temperatures not higher than 4 to 6 degrees in mostly light, variable breezes. 

Friday will see maximum temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees. Saturday will see outbreaks of rain but also good dry periods with normal temperatures for January. Sunday is looking colder with sunshine and blustery showers. A sharp frost is likely on Sunday night.