Limerick Weather: Sleet and snow ahead for Thursday

Leader Reporter


Leader Reporter


Limerick Weather: Sleet and snow ahead for Thursday

Sleet and snow will extend across parts of Limerick and most of Munster tomorrow morning, with snow accumulations leading to hazardous conditions. It will be windy and very cold with highest temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees, with an added wind chill factor due to fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Sleet and snow in Munster, Connacht and Leinster early on Thursday night will become largely confined to Leinster overnight, with rain persisting towards the south coast as temperatures increase here. Staying breezy with fresh and gusty southeasterly winds, strong near all coasts. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +1 degrees.

FRIDAY: Some lingering falls of sleet or snow in Leinster on Friday morning, while rain continues in southern coastal counties. During the afternoon, a band of rain will move in across the western half of the country, possibly turning to sleet or snow in the northwest. Fresh and gusty southeasterly winds will continue on Friday, strong near all coasts. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees in Munster, but staying colder across the rest of the country with highs of 1 to 4 degrees.

FRIDAY NIGHT: A wet and windy night as rain spreads countrywide, falling as sleet or snow in Ulster and parts of north and east Leinster. Rain will be heavy in southern coastal counties with a risk of some flooding. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees generally, but less cold in the southwest with lows of 5 to 9 degrees. Southeasterly winds will be fresh to strong and gusty.

SATURDAY: Saturday will be wet and windy. Further falls of sleet and snow in Ulster and parts of north and east Leinster at first, before transitioning to rain later. Rain will again be heaviest in southern coastal counties, maintaining the risk of flooding. Staying cold in Ulster and Leinster with afternoon temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees, but turning milder in Connacht and Munster with temperatures reaching 6 to 11 degrees. Southeasterly winds will continue fresh to strong and gusty.

SATURDAY NIGHT: It will stay wet on Saturday night, with heavy rain in many areas giving a risk of flooding. Fresh to strong and gusty south to southeast winds will ease in most areas overnight. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 8 degrees.

SUNDAY: Becoming drier in many areas on Sunday morning, but more rain is then forecast to move up across the country, heavy at times. Becoming breezy again too, with fresh and gusty southerly winds developing. Highest temperatures of 5 to 11 degrees, coldest in Ulster.

OUTLOOK FOR NEXT WEEK: Staying very unsettled with further spells of wet and windy weather.