The national forecaster has warned that low pressure will dominate the weather, with a westerly or southwesterly airflow adding to the unstable conditions near Ireland.
Independent forecaster Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather also predicts very cold weather. He said: “March of many weathers could certainly live up to its name with more support for a cold snap next week on charts rolling out.”
This morning, patchy light rain will start the day, but it will clear away during the afternoon. The rest of the day and evening will be mostly cloudy, with some sunny breaks, and temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with some patchy light rain, and temperatures of around 1 to 4 degrees.
Tomorrow will start off with scattered clouds and some patchy light rain extending from the east during the morning. Any lingering rain will ease by the afternoon, giving way to some sunny spells, and temperatures will be around 7 to 9 degrees.
Met Eireann’s national outlook for Dublin includes a mostly cloudy evening with some clear breaks at times, and temperatures of -1 to 2 degrees, resulting in a touch of frost. Friday will start off cloudy, with some sunny spells developing, particularly in the north, and a few patches of light rain or drizzle in southern areas. Highs of 7 to 9 degrees are expected. On Friday night, it will stay mainly dry and cloudy, especially in the south of the country, with further clear spells developing in the north, where temperatures could fall below freezing to -2 degrees, but remain a touch milder at 0 to 2 degrees in the south, resulting in some frosty patches.
Dubliners are advised to take necessary precautions during the cold snap, and keep an eye out for any weather warnings issued by Met Eireann.