A major weather phenomenon, similar to the one that caused the Beast from the East in 2018, is now in motion, according to Carlow Weather forecaster Alan O’Reilly.
A sudden stratospheric warming is brewing and could bring a risk of plummeting temperatures in around two weeks. O’Reilly cautioned that this doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be a repeat of the Beast from the East.
However, he did say that the sudden stratospheric warming event does increase the risk of cooler weather.
Today in Dublin, residents will experience mild temperatures, with a dull and misty start in the morning, and some fog and patches of light rain or drizzle. Afternoon temperatures will reach around 11 to 14 degrees.
Tonight will be mostly dry and cloudy, with winds picking up. The lowest temperatures will be around 8 or 11 degrees.
Tomorrow will be a cloudy day with patchy rain expected in the evening, and the highest temperatures will be around 11 to 14 degrees.
On Friday night, the forecast is for wet weather with hill, mist, and coastal fog in near calm conditions. The rain will be heavy at times with possible spot flooding. It will turn drier but colder later. The lowest temperatures will be between 2 to 8 degrees, coldest in the northwest.
On Saturday, after a wet start, the day will be mostly dry and cloudy with patchy light rain and drizzle, with bright spells possible later in the day. Highs of 9 to 13 degrees are expected with mostly light variable breezes, moderate to fresh westerly winds along southern coasts.
Sunday will start mostly dry with some sunny spells, before cloud thickens from the west, and outbreaks of rain develop in western areas later in the day. Highs of 9 to 12 degrees are expected with moderate to fresh southwesterly winds