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Dublin weather forecast: Met Eireann warn wintry conditions and sub-zero temperatures


Dublin weather is set to take a turn for the worse as Met Eireann warns of impending wintry conditions and sub-zero temperatures.

The milder weather that Ireland has been basking in will soon be a distant memory as the national forecaster predicts heavy rain and hail, with mercury levels plummeting to -1 on Wednesday night.

Today, however, temperatures will remain relatively mild, with highs of 12 or 13 degrees in Dublin.

The capital is expected to be mostly cloudy with occasional drizzle and brief sunny spells. Tonight, it is likely to be mostly dry and cloudy, with only occasional clear intervals, and lows of 8 or 9 degrees.


Tomorrow, some brief sunny spells are possible, but generally, the outlook is for cloudy skies with occasional drizzle, and highest temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees.


Met Eireann’s national outlook does not bode well for Wednesday, with “noticeably colder” weather predicted. The day is expected to be marked by “widespread blustery showers,” some of which will be heavy and could even include hail and isolated thunderstorms. In the evening, some of these showers could turn wintry over hills and mountains. Afternoon temperatures will range from 6 to 9 degrees, but the brisk northwest wind will make it feel colder.

As the day progresses, the showers will become more confined to western and northwestern coasts. Most parts of the country will be dry, clear, and cold, with lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees, and the formation of frost and icy patches. Northwest winds will continue moderate to fresh near some coasts, but they will fall mainly light inland.


Thursday will see many areas dry, with some sunshine, but cloud cover is expected to increase from the northwest during the morning, bringing with it patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Afternoon temperatures will range from 7 to 9 degrees, with light to moderate northwest breezes.

Scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle are likely to feed down from the north on Thursday night, with lows of 3 to 7 degrees, and a freshening northwest wind, which will increase to strong on exposed coasts.

Current indications for Friday suggest a breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers, and highs of 8 to 11 degrees. However, it will feel cooler due to moderate to fresh north-to-northwest winds.